El Salvador at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of El Salvador.svg
IOC codeESA
(SAL used at these Games)
NOCEl Salvador Olympic Committee
Websitewww.teamesa.org (in Spanish)
in Mexico City
Competitors60 (52 men and 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerSalvador Vilanova
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

El Salvador competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, from 12 to 27 October 1968.

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador sent a total of 60 athletes to the Games, 52 men and 8 women, to compete in 7 sports. Swimmer Salvador Vilanova was selected to carry his nation's flag during the opening ceremony.

Competitors

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador selected a team of 60 athletes, 52 men and 8 women, to compete in 7 sports.[1] The contingent marks the largest in El Salvador's Olympic participation. Trap shooter Roberto Soundy, at age 68, was the oldest athlete of the team, while swimmer Rubén Guerrero was the youngest at age 13. Each respectively holds the distinction of being the all-time oldest and youngest Olympic participants from El Salvador.[1]

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 8 2 10
Cycling 5 0 5
Football 18 0 18
Sailing 3 0 3
Shooting 8 0 8
Swimming 8 6 14
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Total 52 8 60

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rafael Santos 100 m 11.22 8 Did not advance
José Astacio 200 m 23.13 6 Did not advance
400 m 52.9 7 Did not advance
Alfredo Cubías 800 m 2:08.7 8 Did not advance
1500m 4:32.58 10 Did not advance
Efraín Cordero 3000 m steeplechase 11:19.23 13 Did not advance
Roberto Castellanos 20 km walk 1:58:48.0 29
Ricardo Cruz 50 km walk 5:56:22.0 28
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mauricio Jubis Shot put 12.92 19 Did not advance
Discus throw 36.18 27 Did not advance
Carlos Hasbún Hammer throw 37.46 22 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cecilia Sosa 100 m 13.7 7 Did not advance
80 m hurdles 12.8 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Cecilia Sosa Long jump NM Did not advance
Rosario Martínez Shot put 10.18 14

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Road

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Mauricio Bolaños Road race DNF AC
Francisco Funes DNF AC
David Miranda DNF AC
Juan Molina DNF AC
Mauricio Bolaños Team time trial 2:39:38.39 24
Francisco Funes
Roberto García
Juan Molina

Football

Main article: Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men
Team roster

Head coach: Rigoberto Guzmán

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
1 GK Ricardo Martínez Oct 28, 1947 20 ? El Salvador Águila 1 0 55 1 0 0
2 DF Roberto Rivas Jul 17, 1941 27 ? El Salvador Alianza 3 0 270 0 0 0
3 DF Guillermo Castro Jun 25, 1940 28 ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 2 0 180 0 0 0
4 DF Edgardo Martínez Apr 17, 1940 28 ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 1 0 90 0 0 0
5 DF Jorge Vásquez Apr 23, 1945 23 ? El Salvador Universidad 3 0 270 0 0 0
6 DF José Ruano Sep 30, 1945 22 ? El Salvador FAS 2 0 155 1 0 0
7 FW Salvador Cabezas Feb 28, 1947 21 ? El Salvador Adler 2 0 162 1 0 0
8 DF Alberto Villalta Nov 19, 1947 20 ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 2 0 157 0 0 Red card1
9 MD José Quintanilla Oct 29, 1947 20 ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 3 0 270 0 0 0
10 FW Mauricio Rodríguez Dec 12, 1945 22 ? El Salvador Universidad 3 1 255 1 0 0
11 FW Elmer Acevedo Feb 24, 1946 22 ? El Salvador FAS 1 0 90 0 0 0
12 MD Mario Flores Sep 12, 1943 24 ? El Salvador FAS 1 0 32 1 0 Yellow card1
13 FW Mauricio González Sep 19, 1945 22 ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 3 0 270 0 0 0
14 MF Juan Ramón Martínez Apr 20, 1948 20 ? El Salvador Águila 3 1 151 1 2 Yellow card1
15 FW Víctor Azucar Sep 20, 1946 22 ? El Salvador Adler 2 0 30 0 2 0
16 MD Sergio Méndez Feb 14, 1942 26 ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 3 0 270 0 0 0
17 MD José Manuel Angel Aug 24, 1948 20 ? El Salvador Alianza 1 0 25 0 1 0
18 GK Joaquin Alabi ? El Salvador FAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 GK Gualberto Fernández Jul 12, 1941 27 ? El Salvador Atlante 3 0 215 0 1 0
Group play
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
 Israel 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 4
 Ghana 3 0 2 1 6 8 −2 2
 El Salvador 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1

Israel 5 – 3 Ghana
Spiegel 11' 75'
Feigenbaum 16' 30' 70'
Report Jabir 18' 79'
Amosa 35'

Hungary 4 – 0 El Salvador
Menczel 19'
A. Dunai 47'
Fazekas 51'
Sárközi 68'
Report

Hungary 2 – 2 Ghana
A. Dunai 15'
Menczel 17'
Report Sunday 12'
Sampene 33'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Referee: Yoshiyuki Maruyama Japan

Israel 3 – 1 El Salvador
Talbi 20'
Spiegler 44'
Bar 85'
Report Martínez 35'
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Referee: Thompson Shakibudeen Badru Nigeria

El Salvador 1 – 1 Ghana
Rodríguez 42' Report Kofi 55'
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Referee: Mariano Medina Iglesias Spain

Hungary 2 – 0 Israel
A. Dunai 40' 75' Report

El Salvador did not advance to the quarterfinal.

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Carlos Ruiz Finn 37 35 36 39 42 30 35 212 34
Mario Aguilar
Manuel Escobar
Flying Dutchman 31 36 36 36 35 33 35 206 30

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Eight shooters represented El Salvador in 1968.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Helio Castro 50 m rifle (3 positions) 1046 59
Juan Antonio Valencia 1013 62
Ricardo Menéndez 50 m rifle (prone) 578 71
Tomás Vilanova 581 74
Tito Castillo 50 m pistol 519 58
Helio Castro 50 m rapid-fire pistol 533 55
Tomás Vilanova 561 49
Roberto Soundy Trap 125 54
Andrés Amador Skeet 175 43
Ricardo Soundy 147 50

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
José Alvarado 100 m freestyle 1:02.0 8 Did not advance
Ernesto Durón 1:03.8 8 Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 59.6 8 Did not advance
José Alvarado 200 m freestyle 2:20.2 8 Did not advance
Ernesto Durón 2:24.1 5 Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 2:14.6 6 Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 400 m freestyle 4:50.8 6 Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 5:09.2 5 Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 1500 m freestyle 19:36.4 6 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 100 m backstroke 1:17.4 6 Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 1:13.7 5 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 100 m breaststroke 1:28.0 7 Did not advance
Abel Muñoz 1:19.4 6 Did not advance
Eduardo Ramos 1:31.2 6 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 200 m breaststroke 3:02.8 8 Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 100 m butterfly 1:10.1 7 Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 1:10.5 7 Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 59.6 8 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 200 m butterfly 2:47.3 6 Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 200 m individual medley 2:37.5 8 Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 2:41.6 7 Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 2:33.8 6 Did not advance
José Alvarado
Ernesto Durón
Rubén Guerrero
Salvador Vilanova
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 4:08.3 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Carmen Ferracuti 100 m freestyle 1:08.5 5 Did not advance
Rosa Hasbún 1:10.0 8 Did not advance
Donatella Ferracuti 200 m freestyle 2:28.2 6 Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti 100 m backstroke 1:17.8 6 Did not advance
Rosa Hasbún 1:20.5 7 Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti 200 m backstroke 2:52.6 6 Did not advance
Rosa Hasbún 2:56.2 8 Did not advance
María Castro 100 m breastroke 1:36.9 7 Did not advance
Celia Jokisch 1:46.6 7 Did not advance
María Moreño 1:27.2 6 Did not advance
María Castro 200 m breastroke 3:15.4 7 Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti 200 m individual medley 2:44.7 6 Did not advance
Donatella Ferracuti 2:48.6 6 Did not advance
María Moreño 2:51.1 7 Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti
Donatella Ferracuti
Rosa Hasbún
María Moreño
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 4:39.8 5 Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti
Donatella Ferracuti
Rosa Hasbún
María Moreño
4 × 100 m medley relay 5:12.6 8 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alex Martínez 56 kg 87.5 14 80.0 14 100.0 13 267.5 13
Valerio Fontanals 67.5 kg 90.0 19 95.0 =18 Did not attempt 185.0 AC

References

  1. ^ a b "El Salvador at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games." Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved on 15 March 2014.