Venezuela at the
Olympics
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IOC codeVEN
NOCVenezuelan Olympic Committee
Websitewww.covoficial.com.ve (in Spanish)
Medals
Ranked 75th
Gold
3
Silver
7
Bronze
9
Total
19
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Venezuela first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Venezuela has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1998. The Venezuelan Olympic Committee (COV) was created in 1935.

Venezuelan athletes have won a total of nineteen medals, all at Summer Games, with boxing (six medals; one gold, three silver, two bronze) being the most successful sport. The most successful Olympian is Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela's only multi-medalist in a regular Games, with one gold and one silver in women's triple jump.

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

List of medalists

Summer Olympics

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Asnoldo Devonish Finland 1952 Helsinki
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Athletics
Men's triple jump
 Bronze Enrico Forcella Italy 1960 Rome
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Shooting
Men's 50-metre rifle prone
 Gold Francisco Rodríguez Mexico 1968 Mexico City
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Boxing
Men's light flyweight
 Silver Pedro Gamarro Canada 1976 Montreal
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Boxing
Men's welterweight
 Silver Bernardo Piñango Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
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Boxing
Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Marcelino Bolívar United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Boxing
Men's light flyweight
 Bronze Omar Catari United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Boxing
Men's featherweight
 Bronze Rafael Vidal United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Swimming
Men's 200-metre butterfly
 Bronze Adriana Carmona Greece 2004 Athens
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Taekwondo
Women's +67 kg
 Bronze Israel Jose Rubio Greece 2004 Athens
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Weightlifting
Men's 62 kg
 Bronze Dalia Contreras China 2008 Beijing
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Gold Rubén Limardo United Kingdom 2012 London
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Fencing
Men's épée
 Silver Yulimar Rojas Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Women's triple jump
 Silver Yoel Finol Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Boxing
Men's flyweight
 Bronze Stefany Hernandez Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Cycling
Women's BMX
 Gold Yulimar Rojas Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's triple jump
 Silver Julio Mayora Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Weightlifting
Men's 73 kg
 Silver Keydomar Vallenilla Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Weightlifting
Men's 96 kg
 Silver Daniel Dhers Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Cycling
Men's BMX freestyle

Multiple medalists

Athlete Sport Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Yulimar Rojas Athletics 2016, 2020 1 1 0 2

Most successful Olympian progression

This table shows how the designation of most successful Venezuelan Olympian has progressed over time.

Athlete Sport Date Gender 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
Asnoldo Devonish Athletics 23 July 1952 M 0 0 1 1
Enrico Forcella Shooting 1960 M 0 0 1 1
Francisco Rodríguez Boxing October 1968 M 1 0 0 1
Rubén Limardo Fencing 2012 M 1 0 0 1
Yulimar Rojas Athletics 1 August 2021 F 1 1 0 2

Notes

References

  1. ^ https://www.olympic.org/venezuela
  2. ^ "Arlindo I. Gouveia Colina". Olympics.com. Retrieved 1 August 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Adriana Carmona Gutiérrez". Olympics.com. Retrieved 1 August 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "COI reconoce medallas olímpicas venezolanas de Barcelona 1992". ElNacional. Retrieved 9 August 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)

See also