Costa Rica at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Costa Rica at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
IOC codeCRC
NOCCosta Rican Olympic Committee
Websitewww.concrc.org (in Spanish)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors14 in 7 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Costa Rica is currently competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's sixteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut in 1936.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 2 3
Cycling 2 1 3
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 1 0 1
Surfing 1 2 3
Swimming 1 1 2
Taekwondo 0 1 1
Total 5 8 14

Athletics

Costa Rican athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gerald Drummond Men's 400 m hurdles
Andrea Vargas Women's 100 m hurdles
Noelia Vargas Women's 20 km walk N/A

Cycling

Road

Costa Rica entered one rider each to compete in the men's and women's Olympic road races, by virtue of his top 50 national finish (for men) and her top 100 individual finish (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Andrey Amador Men's road race 6:21:46 68
María Jose Vargas Women's road race

BMX

Costa Rica entered one BMX rider to compete in the men's freestyle, by finishing in the top two at the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China.

Athlete Event Seeding Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Kenneth Tencio Men's freestyle

Gymnastics

Artistic

Costa Rica entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition, marking the country's debut in the sport. Luciana Alvarado scored a third-place finish to book the last of two available berths in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events at the 2021 Pan American Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[5]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Luciana Alvarado All-around

Judo

Costa Rica qualified one judoka for the men's half-lightweight category (66 kg) at the Games. Ian Sancho Chinchila accepted a continental berth from the Americas as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ian Sancho Chinchila Men's −66 kg

Surfing

Costa Rica sent two surfers to compete in the women's shortboard race and one surfer to compete in the men's shortboard race at the Games. Brisa Hennessy finished within the top eight of those eligible for qualification in the World Surf League rankings to secure her place on the Costa Rican roster for Tokyo 2020, with Leilani McGonagle joining her with a top-two finish in her heat at the 2021 ISA World Surfing Games in El Salvador.[7][8] On July 23, it was announced that a third surfer, Carlos Muñoz Herrera, would join the games after Portuguese Frederico Morais tested positive for COVID-19.[9]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Brisa Hennessy Women's shortboard
Leilani McGonagle
Carlos Muñoz Men's shortboard

Swimming

Costa Rica received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[10]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arnoldo Herrera Men's 200 m breaststroke
Beatriz Padron Women's 200 m freestyle

Taekwondo

Originally, Costa Rica was not going to participate in taekwondo during these Olympic Games, however, the country received a last minute invitation after the Chilean delegation was unable to have its taekwondo representative in the women's 57 kilogram category due to a positive test for COVID-19. The Olympic Committee chose Nishy Lee Lindo to represent the country in this discipline, becoming the first Costa Rican taekwondo female player in the Olympic Games.[11]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nishy Lee Lindo Women's 57 kg

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Oficial: Luciana Alvarado consigue histórica clasificación a los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2021" [Official: Luciana Alvarado set a historic milestone for Tokyo 2021 Olympics] (in Spanish). Delfino.cr. 5 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  6. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Surfing-Hawaii's Moore Wins Fourth World Title, Books Olympics Berth". New York Times. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  8. ^ "World Surfing Games: Day seven report". Inside the Games. 5 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Oficial: Carlos Muñoz asistirá a los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020". delfino.cr. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  11. ^ Tayver, Fanny. "Sorpresivamente la tica Neshy Lee Lindo se sube al avión olímpico en la última hora". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 July 2021.


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