Venezuela

History

Venezuela made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1948 and has competed ever since. The nation sends a large delegation with over 50 athletes competing in recent Olympics. The athletes compete in various sports including, athletics, boxing, cycling, fencing, swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.

Venezuela won its first medal at the 1952 Olympics and has won a total of 15 medals across 8 sports. The most successful sports are boxing (6), athletics (2) and taekwondo (2). No athlete has won multiple medals for Venezuela. The two gold medalists are boxer Francisco Rodriguez whom won the men’s light flyweight at the 1968 Olympics and fencer Ruben Limardo whom won the men’s epee at the 2012 Olympics. In 2016 Venezuela won three medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Pole Vault Robeilys Peinado
Women’s Triple Jump Yulimar Rojas

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Yoel Finol Yoel Finol
Men’s Welterweight Gabriel Maestre Gabriel Maestre
Men’s Light Heavyweight Nalek Korbaj Nalek Korbaj
Women’s Flyweight Irismar Cardozo Irismar Cardozo

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s BMX Park Daniel Dhers Daniel Dhers
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Orluis Aular

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 10m Platform Oscar Ariza Oscar Ariza

Fencing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Epee Ruben Limardo Ruben Limardo
Men’s Individual Sabre Jose Quintero Jose Quintero

Golf

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Jhonattan Vegas Jhonattan Vegas

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s -63kg Anriquelis Barrios Anriquelis Barrios
Women’s -70kg Elvismar Rodriguez Elvismar Rodriguez
Women’s -78kg Karen Leon Karen Leon

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Kata Antonio Diaz Antonio Diaz
Men’s -67kg Andres Madera Andres Madera
Women’s -61kg Claudymar Garces Claudymar Garces

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Jose Guipe
Cesar Amaris
Jose Guipe
Cesar Amaris

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Andres Lage Andres Lage

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Julio Cesar Iemma Julio Cesar Iemma
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Double Starter Julio Cesar Iemma

Swimming

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 10km Open Water Paola Perez

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Indoor Volleyball Fernando Gonzalez
Hector Mata
Emerson Rodriguez
Robert Oramas Brizuela
Edson Valencia Gonzalez
Jose Angulo
Jose Verdi
Leonard Colina Chourio
Eliecer Canelo Sanchez
Luis Antonio Arias
Ronald Fayola Furtado
Jonathan Quijada
Willner Rivas
Armando Velazquet Escalante
Armando Velazquet Escalante
Fernando Gonzalez
Hector Mata
Emerson Rodriguez
Robert Oramas Brizuela
Edson Valencia Gonzalez
Jose Angulo
Jose Verdi
Eliecer Canelo Sanchez
Luis Antonio Arias
Ronald Fayola Furtado
Willner Rivas

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -73kg Julio Mayora Julio Mayora
Men’s -96kg Keydomar Vallenilla Keydomar Vallenilla
Women’s -59kg Yusleidy Figueroa Yusleidy Figueroa
Women’s -87kg Naryury Perez Naryury Perez