Puerto Rico at the 2020 Summer Olympics

nineteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics

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Puerto Rico at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg
IOC codePUR
NOCPuerto Rico Olympic Committee
Websitecopur.pr (in Spanish)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors37 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Adriana Díaz and Brian Afanador[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Puerto Rico is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] It will be the territory's nineteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 3 1 4
Basketball 0 12 12
Boxing 1 0 1
Diving 1 0 1
Equestrian 0 1 1
Golf 1 1 2
Judo 1 2 3
Rowing 0 1 1
Sailing 1 1 2
Shooting 0 1 1
Skateboarding 2 0 2
Swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 1 2 3
Taekwondo 0 1 1
Wrestling 1 0 1
Total 13 24 37

Athletics

Puerto 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):[3][4]

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 and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andrés Arroyo Men's 800 m
Ryan Sánchez
Wesley Vázquez
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Women's 200 m
Women's 100 m hurdles

Basketball

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Puerto Rico women's Women's tournament







Women's tournament

Puerto Rico women's basketball team qualified for the first time at the Olympics as one of three highest-ranked eligible squads at the Bourges meet of the 2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[5]

Team roster

The roster was announced on 8 July 2021.[6]

Puerto Rico women's national basketball team – 2020 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 0 Jennifer O'Neill 31 – (1990-04-19)19 April 1990 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) BC Samara Russia
F 1 Tayra Meléndez 27 – (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Gigantes de Carolina Puerto Rico
PG 5 Pamela Rosado 35 – (1986-04-30)30 April 1986 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Atenienses de Manatí Puerto Rico
SG 9 Allison Gibson 28 – (1993-03-27)27 March 1993 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Gigantes de Carolina Puerto Rico
F 10 Jada Stinson 21 – (1999-09-28)28 September 1999 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Illinois State Redbirds United States
G 12 Dayshalee Salamán 31 – (1990-03-17)17 March 1990 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Cangrejeras de Santurce Puerto Rico
SG 24 Jazmon Gwathmey 28 – (1993-01-24)24 January 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Geas Basket Italy
PF 25 Isalys Quiñones 23 – (1997-10-23)23 October 1997 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Llaneras de Toa Baja Puerto Rico
F 28 Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage 24 – (1997-01-03)3 January 1997 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Vitória S.C. Portugal
C 33 India Pagán 22 – (1999-01-07)7 January 1999 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Stony Brook Seawolves United States
G 55 Jacqueline Benitez 24 – (1997-06-06)6 June 1997 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 91 Michelle González 31 – (1989-08-03)3 August 1989 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Cangrejeras de Santurce Puerto Rico
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Puerto Rico Carlos Calcaño
  • Puerto Rico Daniel Ortiz
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 July 2021
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2  Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarterfinals based on ranking
4  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 27 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
21:00
v
Puerto Rico  vs.  China

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
10:00
v
Belgium  vs.  Puerto Rico

2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
21:00
v
Australia  vs.  Puerto Rico

Boxing

Puerto Rico entered one boxer into the Olympic tournament. With the cancellation of the 2021 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yankiel Rivera finished among the top five of the men's flyweight category to book his place in the Puerto Rican squad based on the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings for the Americas.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yankiel Rivera Men's flyweight

Diving

Puerto Rico received an invitation from FINA to send a diver competing in the men's platform to the Olympics based on his results at the 2021 FINA World Cup series.[8]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Rafael Quintero Men's 10 m platform

Equestrian

Puerto Rico entered one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group E (Central and South America).[9]

Eventing

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Lauren Billys Castle Larchfield Purdy Individual

Golf

Puerto Rico entered two golfers (one per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Rafael Campos (world no. 281) and Maria Fernanda Torres (world no. 185) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective events based on the IGF World Rankings.[10][11]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Rafael Campos Men's
Maria Fernanda Torres Women's

Judo

Puerto Rico qualified three judoka (one man and two women) for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Two-time Olympian Melissa Mojica (women's heavyweight, +78 kg) and Rio 2016 Olympian María Pérez (women's middleweight, 70 kg) were selected among the top 18 judoka of their respective weight classes based on the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021, while rookie Adrián Gandía (men's half-middleweight, 81 kg) accepted a continental berth from the Americas as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[12][13]

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
Adrián Gandía Men's −81 kg
María Pérez Women's −70 kg
Melissa Mojica Women's +78 kg

Rowing

Puerto Rico qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing fifth in the A-final and securing the last of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Americas Olympic Qualification Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, signifying the country's return to the sport for the first time since 1988.[14]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Veronica Toro Women's single sculls 8:11.57 3 QF Bye

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing

Puerto Rican sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, Pan American Games, and the continental regattas, marking the country's recurrence to the sport for the first time after sixteen years.[15]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Enrique Figueroa
Gretchen Ortiz
Mixed Nacra 17

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting

Puerto Rico granted an invitation from ISSF to send Rio 2016 Olympian Yarimar Mercado in the women's rifle shooting to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 6, 2021.[16]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Yarimar Mercado Women's 10 m air rifle
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions

Skateboarding

Puerto Rico entered two skateboarders to compete across all events at the Games. Steven Piñero and Manny Santiago were automatically selected among the top 16 eligible skateboarders in the men's park and men's street, respectively, based on the World Skate Olympic Rankings of June 30, 2021.[17][18]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Rank
Steven Piñero Men's park
Manny Santiago Men's street

Swimming

Puerto Rico 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.[19]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jarod Arroyo Men's 200 m individual medley
Men's 400 m individual medley N/A
Miriam Sheehan Women's 100 m freestyle

Table tennis

Puerto Rico entered three athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Adriana Díaz secured an outright berth in the women's singles with a gold-medal victory at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.[20] Adriana's older sister Melanie Díaz, with Brian Afanador joining them to compete on the men's side at his second consecutive Games, scored the initial-stage final match triumphs to book one of the available places each in their respective singles events at the Latin American Qualification Tournament in Rosario, Argentina.[21]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Brian Afanador Men's singles
Adriana Díaz Women's singles
Melanie Díaz

Taekwondo

Puerto Rico entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games. American-born taekwondo practitioner Victoria Stambaugh secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) with a top two finish at the 2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament in San José, Costa Rica.[22]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Victoria Stambaugh Women's −49 kg  Semberg (ISR)
L 2–22
Did not advance

Wrestling

Puerto Rico qualified one wrestler for the men's freestyle 74 kg into the Olympic competition, by progressing to the top two finals at the 2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Ottawa, Canada.[23]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Franklin Gómez −74 kg

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