Mexico at the
2016 Summer Olympics
IOC codeMEX
NOCMexican Olympic Committee
Websitewww.com.org.mx (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors124 in 26 sports
Flag bearerDaniela Campuzano (opening)[1]
María Espinoza (closing)
Medals
Ranked 61st
Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Mexico competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's twenty-third appearance at the Summer Olympics. The Mexican Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Mexicano) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games since 1972, with a total of 124 athletes, 80 men and 44 women, competing across 26 sports.[2]

Mexico left Rio de Janeiro with five medals (three silver and two bronze), failing to win a single gold for the first time since the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[3][4] Among the medalists were race walker María Guadalupe González, semi-pro boxer Misael Rodríguez (men's middleweight), and modern pentathlete Ismael Hernández, who became the first ever Mexican to ascend the Olympic podium in his signature sport.[5] Diver Germán Sánchez picked up his first individual medal at the Games with a silver in the men's platform, following a runner-up effort with his synchronized diving partner Iván García from London 2012.[3] Taekwondo fighter María Espinoza made history as the first Mexican female to complete a full set of medals in three different Games, adding a silver to her Olympic career haul in the women's +67 kg.[6]

Apart from the success and historic firsts of the medalists, several Mexican athletes reached further to the finals of their respective sporting events, but came closest to the podium finish. Among them were shooter Alejandra Zavala (fourth, women's air pistol), weightlifter Bredni Roque (fourth, men's 69 kg), former Youth Olympian Diego del Real (fourth, hammer throw), diving veteran Paola Espinosa (fourth, women's platform), and archer Alejandra Valencia (fourth, women's individual recurve).

Medalists

Further information: 2016 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 2016 Summer Olympics medal winners

Medals by date
Date
Total
6 August 0 0 0 0
7 August 0 0 0 0
8 August 0 0 0 0
9 August 0 0 0 0
10 August 0 0 0 0
11 August 0 0 0 0
12 August 0 0 0 0
13 August 0 0 0 0
14 August 0 0 0 0
15 August 0 0 0 0
16 August 0 0 0 0
17 August 0 0 0 0
18 August 0 0 0 0
19 August 0 1 0 1
20 August 0 2 2 4
21 August 0 0 0 0
Total 0 3 2 5

Competitors

The Mexican Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Mexicano, COM) fielded a team of 124 athletes, 80 men and 44 women, across 26 sports at the Games.[2][7] It was the nation's largest delegation sent to the Olympics since 1972, surpassing the previous mark by an increase of 22 athletes.

Football and volleyball, both of which played by men, were the only team-based sports in which Mexico qualified for the Games, with the latter having returned to the Olympic tournament after more than four decades.[8] For individual-based sports, Mexico made its Olympic debut in mountain biking and golf (new to the 2016 Games), as well as its return to men's beach volleyball and tennis after 16 years.

Track and field accounted for the largest number of athletes on the Mexican team, with 20 entries. There was a single competitor each in badminton, sprint canoeing, equestrian dressage, and Greco-Roman wrestling.

Seven of the nation's Olympic medalists from London 2012 returned, including diving tandem Iván García and Germán Sánchez (men's synchronized platform), as well as their female counterparts Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco (women's synchronized platform); archer and three-time Olympian Aída Román, taekwondo fighter María Espinoza, and football team captain Oribe Peralta, who helped the Mexicans score two goals for a shocking gold-medal victory over Brazil in the men's tournament final.[9] Windsurfer David Mier headed the full roster of Mexican athletes by participating in his fifth consecutive Olympics as the most experienced competitor.[10] He was followed by Espinosa and heavyweight judoka Vanessa Zambotti, both of whom vied for their fourth straight Games.

18-year-old springboard diver Melany Hernández was Mexico's youngest competitor, with dressage rider and two-time Olympian Bernadette Pujals rounding out the field as the oldest competitor (aged 48). Mountain biker Daniela Campuzano was selected by COM to lead the Mexican team as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][11]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games. Note that reserves in fencing, field hockey, football, and handball are not counted as athletes:

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 3 4
Athletics 12 8 20
Badminton 1 0 1
Boxing 6 0 6
Canoeing 1 0 1
Cycling 2 2 4
Diving 5 4 9
Equestrian 0 1 1
Fencing 2 5 7
Football 18 0 18
Golf 1 2 3
Gymnastics 1 1 2
Judo 0 2 2
Modern pentathlon 1 1 2
Rowing 1 1 2
Sailing 2 1 3
Shooting 0 2 2
Swimming 2 1 3
Synchronized swimming 2 2
Table tennis 1 1 2
Taekwondo 2 2 4
Tennis 2 0 2
Triathlon 3 2 5
Volleyball 14 0 14
Weightlifting 1 3 4
Wrestling 1 0 1
Total 80 44 124

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican archers qualified for the women's events after having secured a top eight finish in the team recurve at the 2015 World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.[12][13] Meanwhile, another Mexican archer has been added to the squad by securing one of three available Olympic spots in the men's individual recurve at the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Medellín, Colombia.[14]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ernesto Boardman Men's individual 662 28  Puentes (CUB)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Gabriela Bayardo Women's individual 648 12  Ray (BAN)
W 6–0
 Unruh (GER)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Aída Román 623 38  Mîrca (MDA)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Alejandra Valencia 651 8  Lobzhenidze (GEO)
W 6–4
 Anagöz (TUR)
W 6–5
 Laishram (IND)
W 6–2
 Choi M-s (KOR)
W 6–0
 Unruh (GER)
L 2–6
 Ki B-b (KOR)
L 4–6
4
Gabriela Bayardo
Aída Román
Alejandra Valencia
Women's team 1922 5 N/A  Georgia (GEO)
W 6–0
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)
L 4–5
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)

Main article: Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[15][16]

Key
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jose Carlos Herrera 200 m 20.29 1 Q 20.48 8 Did not advance
Ricardo Ramos Marathon N/A 2:30:20 120
Daniel Vargas N/A 2:18:51 54
Pedro Daniel Gómez 20 km walk N/A 1:22:22 23
Ever Palma N/A 1:21:24 14
Julio César Salazar N/A 1:27:38 52
Horacio Nava 50 km walk N/A 3:50:53 13
José Leyver Ojeda N/A 3:56:07 25
Omar Zepeda N/A 3:51:35 16
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Brenda Flores 10000 m 32:39.08 32
Marisol Romero 35:33.03 35
Margarita Hernández Marathon 2:38:15 48
Madaí Pérez 2:34:42 32
María Guadalupe González 20 km walk 1:28:37 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Alejandra Ortega 1:37:33 41
María Guadalupe Sánchez 1:33:44 23
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Alberto Álvarez Men's triple jump 16.67 10 q 16.56 9
Edgar Rivera Men's high jump 2.17 35 Did not advance
Diego del Real Men's hammer throw 75.19 5 q 76.05 4
Yvonne Treviño Women's long jump 6.16 30 Did not advance

Badminton

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has qualified one badminton player for the men's singles into the Olympic tournament. Lino Muñoz received a spare Olympic berth freed up by Oceania, as the next highest-ranked shuttler, not yet qualified, in the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016.[17]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lino Muñoz Men's singles  Kidambi (IND)
L (11–21, 17–21)
 Hurskainen (SWE)
L (12–21, 11–21)
3 Did not advance

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has entered five boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Elias Emigdio and Raul Curiel became the first Mexican boxers to be selected to the Olympic team with a top two finish in the AIBA Pro Boxing rankings, while Misael Rodríguez had claimed his Olympic spot with a semifinal victory at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[18]

Joselito Velázquez, Lindolfo Delgado, and Juan Pablo Romero secured additional places on the Mexican roster at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.[19]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Joselito Velázquez Men's light flyweight  Blanc (ARG)
W 3–0
 Dusmatov (UZB)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Elías Emigdio Men's flyweight  Kharkhüü (MGL)
W 3–0
 Ávila (COL)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Lindolfo Delgado Men's lightweight  Tommasone (ITA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Raúl Curiel Men's light welterweight  Hu Qx (CHN)
L WO
Did not advance
Juan Pablo Romero Men's welterweight  Mangiacapre (ITA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Misael Rodríguez Men's middleweight  Abdul-Ridha (IRQ)
W 3–0
 O'Reilly (IRL)
W DSQ
 Abdin (EGY)
W 3–0
 Melikuziev (UZB)
L 0–3
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Sprint

Mexico has qualified a single boat in men's C-1 200 m for the Games at the 2016 Pan American Sprint Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia, United States, as the quota spot had been passed to the highest finisher not yet qualified.[20]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marcos Pulido Men's C-1 200 m 41.910 6 Q 42.283 5 FB 42.098 16

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Road

Mexico has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their individual ranking among the next two best ranked NOCs at the 2015 Pan American Championships.[21] One additional spot was awarded to the Mexican cyclist in the women's road race by virtue of a top 22 national finish in the 2016 UCI World Rankings.[22]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Luis Lemus Men's road race Did not finish
Carolina Rodríguez Women's road race Did not finish

Track

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Mexico has entered one rider to compete in the men's omnium at the Olympics by virtue of his final individual UCI Olympic rankings in that event.

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Ignacio Prado Men's omnium 13 16 4:29.396 14 14 9 24 1:05.839 17 8 14.046 17 8 3 10 73 15

Mountain biking

Mexico has qualified one mountain bike rider in the women's Olympic cross-country race by virtue of her best individual ranking at the 2015 Pan American Championships.[23]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Daniela Campuzano Women's cross-country 1:36:33 16

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican divers qualified for the following individual spots and synchronized teams at the Olympics through the 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2016 FINA World Cup series.

On March 29, 2016, Mexican Olympic Committee had officially announced the entire diving squad for Rio 2016, including Olympic silver medalists Iván García and Germán Sánchez, as well as two-time Olympians Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco, in the men's and women's synchronized platform, respectively.[24]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Rodrigo Diego López 3 m springboard 430.70 8 Q 356.05 16 Did not advance
Rommel Pacheco 488.25 2 Q 469.70 2 Q 451.20 7
Iván García 10 m platform 418.90 15 Q 497.55 3 418.95 10
Germán Sánchez 430.05 12 Q 462.05 9 532.70 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Jahir Ocampo
Rommel Pacheco
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 405.30 5
Iván García
Germán Sánchez
10 m synchronized platform N/A 423.30 5
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Dolores Hernández 3 m springboard 295.20 18 Q 293.05 16 Did not advance
Melany Hernández 279.45 22 Did not advance
Paola Espinosa 10 m platform 313.70 13 Q 306.45 Q 12 377.10 4
Alejandra Orozco 287.45 20 Did not advance
Paola Espinosa
Alejandra Orozco
10 m synchronized platform N/A 304.08 6

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has entered one dressage rider into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top national finish from Central & South America at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.[25]

Dressage

2008 Olympian Bernadette Pujals was officially selected for individual spot on 17 May 2016. She will compete with Rolex, the horse with whom she previously competed at 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games.[26]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Bernadette Pujals Rolex Individual 66.757 51 Did not advance

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican fencers have qualified a full squad in the women's team sabre by virtue of being the highest ranking team from America outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[27] 2012 Olympian Daniel Gómez secured the spot on the Mexican squad in the men's foil by attaining a top two individual placement from America outside the top eight qualified teams in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[28] Meanwhile, Julián Ayala, Alejandra Terán, and Nataly Michel rounded out the Mexican roster by virtue of a top two finish at the Pan American Zonal Qualifier in San José, Costa Rica.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Daniel Gómez Foil Bye  Avola (ITA)
L 5–15
Did not advance
Julián Ayala Sabre N/A  Szilágyi (HUN)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Alejandra Terán Épée  Nakano (JPN)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Nataly Michel Foil Bye  Prescod (USA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Tania Arrayales Sabre N/A  Egorian (RUS)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Úrsula González  Toledo (MEX)
W 15–11
 Kharlan (UKR)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Julieta Toledo  González (MEX)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Tania Arrayales
Úrsula González
Paola Pliego
Julieta Toledo
Team sabre N/A  Russia (RUS)
L 31–45
Classification semifinal
 Poland (POL)
L 23–45
7th place final
 France (FRA)
W 45–38
7

Football

Main article: Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

Main article: Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Mexico men's football team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish at the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship in the United States.[29]

Team roster

The following is the Mexico squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 7 July.[30][31]

Head coach: Raúl Gutiérrez

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alfredo Talavera* (1982-09-18)18 September 1982 (aged 33) 0 0 Mexico Toluca
2 2DF José Abella (1994-02-10)10 February 1994 (aged 22) 9 3 Mexico Santos Laguna
3 2DF Jordan Silva (1994-07-30)30 July 1994 (aged 22) 14 1 Mexico Toluca
4 2DF César Montes (1997-02-24)24 February 1997 (aged 19) 0 0 Mexico Monterrey
5 3MF Michael Pérez Ortiz (1993-02-14)14 February 1993 (aged 23) 3 1 Mexico Guadalajara
6 2DF Jorge Torres Nilo* (1988-01-16)16 January 1988 (aged 28) 0 0 Mexico UANL
7 3MF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-02-15)15 February 1994 (aged 22) 7 0 Mexico Pachuca
8 3MF Hirving Lozano (1995-07-30)30 July 1995 (aged 21) 5 1 Mexico Pachuca
9 4FW Oribe Peralta* (c) (1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 32) 5 6 Mexico América
10 2DF Víctor Guzmán (1995-02-03)3 February 1995 (aged 21) 16 1 Mexico Pachuca
11 4FW Marco Bueno (1994-03-31)31 March 1994 (aged 22) 13 5 Mexico Guadalajara
12 1GK Gibrán Lajud (1993-12-25)25 December 1993 (aged 22) 20 0 Mexico Tijuana
13 2DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29)29 September 1993 (aged 22) 8 0 Mexico Guadalajara
14 2DF Érick Aguirre (1997-02-23)23 February 1997 (aged 19) 4 0 Mexico Pachuca
15 3MF Érick Gutiérrez (1995-06-15)15 June 1995 (aged 21) 3 0 Mexico Pachuca
16 4FW Carlos Cisneros (1993-08-30)30 August 1993 (aged 22) 7 3 Mexico Guadalajara
17 3MF Alfonso González (1994-09-05)5 September 1994 (aged 21) 8 2 Mexico Monterrey
18 4FW Erick Torres (1993-01-19)19 January 1993 (aged 23) 9 7 United States Houston Dynamo
20 3MF Raúl López (1993-02-23)23 February 1993 (aged 23) Mexico Pachuca
21 4FW Carlos Fierro (1994-07-24)24 July 1994 (aged 22) Mexico Querétaro

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
3  Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4  Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 −22 0
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Mexico 2–2 Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Fiji 1–5 Mexico
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

South Korea 1–0 Mexico
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Golf

Main article: Golf at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has entered three golfers into the Olympic tournament. Rodolfo Cazaubón (world no. 344), Gaby López (world no. 98), and Alejandra Llaneza (world no. 385) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[35][36]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Rodolfo Cazaubón Men's 76 66 68 73 283 −1 =30
Gaby López Women's 71 67 76 72 286 +2 =31
Alejandra Llaneza 73 68 73 80 294 +10 =44

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Artistic

Mexico has entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. These Olympic berths had been awarded each to the Mexican male and female gymnast, who both participated respectively in the apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[37][38]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Daniel Corral Pommel horse N/A 13.833 N/A 13.833 47 Did not advance
Parallel bars N/A 15.000 N/A 15.000 25 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Alexa Moreno All-around 14.633 13.333 13.300 13.833 54.866 31 Did not advance

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has qualified two judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Going to her fourth Olympics, Vanessa Zambotti was ranked among the top 14 eligible judokas for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Edna Carrillo at women's extra-lightweight (48 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region, as the highest-ranked Mexican judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[39][40]

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
Edna Carrillo Women's −48 kg  Lokmanhekim (TUR)
W 100–000
 Kondo (JPN)
L 000–101
Did not advance
Vanessa Zambotti Women's +78 kg Bye  Andéol (FRA)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican athletes have qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. Ismael Hernandéz and Tamara Vega secured a selection each in the men's and women's event respectively after obtaining one of the five Olympic slots from the Pan American Games.[41]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Ismael Hernández Men's 18–17 0 19 208 2:02.12 11 334 71.78 5 300 11:14:33 8 626 1468 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Tamara Vega Women's 15–20 0 27 190 2:16.89 17 290 72.93 5 300 12:49:39 11 531 1311 11

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has qualified one boat each in both the men's and women's single sculls for the Olympics at the 2016 Latin American Continental Qualification Regatta in Valparaiso, Chile.[42]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Juan Carlos Cabrera Men's single sculls 7:08.27 2 QF Bye 6:50.04 2 SA/B 7:03.68 4 FB 6:50.02 8
Kenia Lechuga Women's single sculls 8:11.44 1 QF Bye 7:44.11 3 SA/B 8:14.76 6 FB 7:40.39 12

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

Main article: Sailing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and North American qualifying regattas.[43][44]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
David Mier Men's RS:X 28 21 22 26 21 17 32 15 5 16 15 21 EL 207 20
Yanic Gentry Men's Laser 41 42 29 43 34 36 38 DNF 41 36 N/A EL 340 42
Demita Vega Women's RS:X 11 18 18 9 10 17 27 8 13 17 11 15 EL 147 13

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

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[45]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Alejandra Zavala Women's 10 m air pistol 387 4 Q 157.1 4
Goretti Zumaya Women's 10 m air rifle 413.9 24 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[46][47]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Long Yuan Gutiérrez Men's 100 m butterfly 53.34 32 Did not advance
Ricardo Vargas Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:11.53 25 N/A Did not advance
Liliana Ibañez Women's 50 m freestyle 25.25 28 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming

Main article: Synchronized swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has fielded a squad of two synchronized swimmers to compete only in the women's duet by virtue of their sixth-place finish at the FINA Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro.[48][49]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Karem Achach
Nuria Diosdado
Duet 84.9268 12 85.7333 170.6601 11 Q 86.0667 170.9935 11

Table tennis

Main article: Table tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has entered two athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Marcos Madrid and three-time Olympian Yadira Silva secured their Olympic spots in the men's and women's singles, respectively, by virtue of their top six finish at the 2016 Latin American Qualification Tournament in Santiago, Chile.[50][51]

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
Marcos Madrid Men's singles  Shing (VAN)
W 4–0
 Wang Y (SVK)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Yadira Silva Women's singles  Allejji (SYR)
W 4–0
 Balážová (SVK)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo

Main article: Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico entered four athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. 2008 Olympic heavyweight champion María Espinoza, Itzel Manjarrez, 2015 Worlds bronze medalist Saúl Gutiérrez, and Carlos Navarro qualified automatically for their respective weight classes by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[52][53]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carlos Navarro Men's −58 kg  Shriha (LBA)
W 23–9 PTG
 Teixeira (BRA)
W 8–5
 Zhao S (CHN)
L 4–9
Bye  Kim T-h (KOR)
L 5–7
5
Saúl Gutiérrez Men's −68 kg  Pürevjav (MGL)
L 11–12
Did not advance
Itzel Manjarrez Women's −49 kg  Keleku (COD)
W 9–5
 Sing (BRA)
W 14–4
 Bogdanović (SRB)
L 0–10
Bye  Wongpattanakit (THA)
L 3–15 PTG
5
María Espinoza Women's +67 kg  Alora (PHI)
W 4–1
 Dislam (MAR)
W 3–2 SUD
 Galloway (USA)
W 0–0 SUP
Bye  Zheng Sy (CHN)
L 1–5
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Tennis

Main article: Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has entered two tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Due to the withdrawal of several tennis players from the Games, Santiago González and Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela received a spare ITF Olympic place to compete in the men's doubles.[54][55]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Santiago González
Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
Men's doubles  Fleming /
Inglot (GBR)
W 6–3, 6–0
 Mergea /
Tecău (ROU)
L 3–6, 6–7(9–11)
Did not advance

Triathlon

Main article: Triathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has qualified four triathletes for the following events at the Olympics. London 2012 Olympian Crisanto Grajales secured the men's triathlon spot with a gold medal triumph at the 2015 Pan American Games.[56] Meanwhile, Rodrigo González, Irving Pérez, Claudia Rivas, and Cecilia Pérez were selected among the top 40 eligible athletes each in the men's and women's triathlon based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Rodrigo González Men's 18:38 0:49 Lapped
Crisanto Grajales 17:59 0:50 55:52 0:34 32:13 1:47:28 12
Irving Pérez 17:35 0:45 56:21 0:35 33:10 1:48:26 22
Cecilia Pérez Women's 19:10 0:55 1:04:39 0:37 37:26 2:02:47 33
Claudia Rivas 19:05 0:58 1:01:27 0:40 36:18 1:58:28 9

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Beach

Mexico men's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by virtue of their nation's top 15 placement in the FIVB Olympic Rankings as of June 13, 2016. The place was awarded to the rookie duo Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros.[57]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lombardo Ontiveros
Juan Virgen
Men's Pool C
 LupoNicolai (ITA)
W 2 –1 (14–21, 21–14, 15–11)
 DalhausserLucena (USA)
L 0 –2 (14–21, 17–21)
 NaceurSalah (TUN)
W 2 – 0 (21–10, 21–10)
2 Q  Nummerdor
Varenhorst (NED)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 15–21)
Did not advance

Indoor

Men's tournament

Main article: Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Mexico men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by scoring a first-place triumph and securing a lone outright berth at the final meet of the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since it hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics.[58]

Team roster

The following is the Mexican roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[59]

Head coach: Jorge Azair

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Daniel Vargas 1 September 1986 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Finland Raision Loimu
4 Gonzalo Ruiz 24 April 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in) Mexico IMSS ATN
5 Jesús Rangel (L) 20 September 1980 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 330 cm (130 in) Mexico Tigres UANL
6 Jesús Alberto Perales 22 December 1993 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 304 cm (120 in) Mexico Tigres UANL
7 Jorge Quiñones 13 November 1981 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 325 cm (128 in) Mexico Virtus Guanajuato
9 Carlos Guerra (C) 3 August 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 335 cm (132 in) Switzerland Chênois Genève
10 Pedro Rangel 16 September 1988 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 324 cm (128 in) Mexico Tigres UANL
11 Jorge Barajas 7 May 1991 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 317 cm (125 in) Mexico Cocoteros de Colima
13 Samuel Córdova 13 March 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 335 cm (132 in) Mexico Baja California
14 Tomás Aguilera 15 November 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in) Mexico Chihuahua
17 Néstor Orellana 7 January 1992 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 327 cm (129 in) Mexico Tigres UANL
21 José Martínez 23 January 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 334 cm (131 in) Mexico Virtus Guanajuato
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Italy 5 4 1 12 13 5 2.600 432 375 1.152 Quarterfinals
2  Canada 5 3 2 9 10 7 1.429 378 378 1.000
3  United States 5 3 2 9 10 8 1.250 419 405 1.035
4  Brazil (H) 5 3 2 9 11 9 1.222 467 442 1.057
5  France 5 2 3 6 8 9 0.889 386 367 1.052
6  Mexico 5 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 283 398 0.711
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
11:35
Brazil  3–1  Mexico Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,686
Referees: Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL)
(23–25, 25–19, 25–14, 25–18)
Result Statistics

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
11:55
France  3–0  Mexico Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,625
Referees: Liu Jiang (CHN), Taoufik Boudaya (TUN)
(25–18, 25–12, 25–22)
Result Statistics

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
20:30
Italy  3–0  Mexico Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,472
Referees: Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL), Piotr Dudek (POL)
(25–17, 25–13, 25–17)
Result Statistics

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
20:30
Canada  3–0  Mexico Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,624
Referees: Hernán Casamiquela (ARG), Taoufik Boudaya (TUN)
(25–20, 25–13, 25–22)
Result Statistics

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
11:35
United States  3–0  Mexico Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,963
Referees: Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Piotr Dudek (POL)
(25–23, 25–11, 25–19)
Result Statistics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexican weightlifters have qualified three women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. A single men's Olympic spot had been added to the Mexican roster by virtue of a top seven national finish at the 2016 Pan American Championships.[60]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Bredni Roque Men's −69 kg 145 7 181 5 326 4
Patricia Domínguez Women's −58 kg 96 6 115 8 211 8
Eva Gurrola Women's −63 kg 100 6 120 6 220 5
Alejandra Garza Women's −75 kg 98 10 126 9 224 9

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mexico has qualified one wrestler for the men's Greco-Roman 85 kg into the Olympic competition, as a result of his semifinal triumph at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament.[61][62]

Key:

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Alfonso Leyva −85 kg  Kobliashvili (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19

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