Most Popular Sports in Costa Rica

Let’s look on latests Summer Olympics  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was our fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut in 1936. There were selected team of 11 athletes, to compete in six different sports at the Games. This was approximately the same size as the previous Games, with the addition of two female athletes and the difference of two males. Among the sports represented by the athletes, Costa Rica marked its Olympic debut in beach volleyball.

List of sport disciplines

  • Athletics (track and field)
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nery Brenes 200 m 20.20 Q 20.33 6 Did not advance
400 m 45.53 Q 45.02 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Roberto Sawyers Hammer throw 70.08 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sharolyn Scott 400 m hurdles 58.27 7 Did not advance
  • Cycling
Athlete Event Time Rank
Andrey Amador Men’s road race 6:30:05 54
Milagro Mena Women’s road race Did not finish
Athlete Event Time Rank
Andrey Fonseca Men’s cross-country 1:44:54 33
  • Judo
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
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Result
Rank
Miguel Murillo Men’s −73 kg Bye  Ono (JPN)
L 000–100
Did not advance
  • Volleyball
Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Rank
Nathalia Alfaro
Karen Cope
Women’s Pool F
Bawden – Clancy (AUS)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 14–21)
Meppelink – van Iersel (NED)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 16–21)
Agudo – Pérez (VEN)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 19–21)
4 Did not advance
  • Swimming
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marie Laura Meza Women’s 100 m butterfly 1:02.01 36 Did not advance
  • Triathlon
Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Leonardo Chacón Men’s 18:11 0:48 55:43 0:38 33:46 1:49.06 30

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