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Mexico at the Olympics

Mexico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Mexico
IOC code  MEX
NOC Comité Olímpico Mexicano
Website www.com.org.mx (Spanish)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Mexico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900 and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since 1924. Mexico has also participated in several Winter Olympic Games since 1928, though has never medaled in the Winter Olympics.

Mexican athletes have won a total of 62 medals - with athletics, boxing and diving as the top medal-producing sports.

The National Olympic Committee for Mexico is the Comité Olímpico Mexicano and was created in 1923.

Contents

  • Hosted Games 1
  • Medalists 2
    • Summer Olympics 2.1
    • Multiple Mexican Olympic medalists 2.2
  • Medal tables 3
    • Medals by Summer Games 3.1
    • Medals by sport 3.2
    • Medals by Winter Games 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Hosted Games

Mexico was the first Latin American nation to host the Olympic Games. 48 years after, Brazil is scheduled to become the second Latin American country to host the event, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Games Dates Nations
1968 Summer Olympics 12 October - 27 October 112

Medalists

Summer Olympics

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Eustaquio de Escandón
Manuel de Escandón
Pablo de Escandón
Guillermo Hayden Wright
1900 Paris Polo Men's competition
 Silver Francisco Cabañas 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's flyweight
 Silver Gustavo Huet 1932 Los Angeles Shooting Men's 50m rifle prone
 Bronze National team 1936 Berlin Basketball Men's competition
 Bronze Fidel Ortiz 1936 Berlin Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Juan Gracia
Julio Mueller
Antonio Nava
Alberto Ramos
1936 Berlin Polo Men's competition
 Gold Humberto Mariles 1948 London Equestrian Jumping Individual
 Gold Rubén Uriza
Humberto Mariles
Alberto Valdés
1948 London Equestrian Jumping Team
 Silver Rubén Uriza 1948 London Equestrian Jumping Individual
 Bronze Joaquín Capilla 1948 London Diving Men's 10m platform
 Bronze Raúl Campero
Humberto Mariles
Joaquín Solano
1948 London Equestrian Three-Day Event Team
 Silver Joaquín Capilla 1952 Helsinki Diving Men's 10m platform
 Gold Joaquín Capilla 1956 Melbourne Diving Men's 10m platform
 Bronze Joaquín Capilla 1956 Melbourne Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Juan Botella 1960 Rome Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Juan Fabila 1964 Tokyo Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Gold Antonio Roldán 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Ricardo Delgado 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's flyweight
 Gold Felipe Muñoz 1968 Mexico City Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
 Silver José Pedraza 1968 Mexico City Athletics Men's 20 km Walk
 Silver Álvaro Gaxiola 1968 Mexico City Diving Men's Platform
 Silver Pilar Roldán 1968 Mexico City Fencing Women's Foil
 Bronze Agustín Zaragoza 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's Middleweight
 Bronze Joaquín Rocha 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's Heavyweight
 Bronze María Teresa Ramírez 1968 Mexico City Swimming Women's 800m Freestyle
 Silver Alfonso Zamora 1972 Munich Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Gold Daniel Bautista 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Bronze Juan Paredes 1976 Montreal Boxing Men's featherweight
 Silver Carlos Girón 1980 Moscow Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Joaquín Pérez 1980 Moscow Equestrian Jumping Individual
 Bronze David Bárcena
Manuel Mendivil
José Luis Pérez
Fabián Vázquez
1980 Moscow Equestrian Three-day Event Team Competition
 Bronze Jesús Gómez
Joaquin Pérez
Gerardo Tazzer
Alberto Valdés, Jr.
1980 Moscow Equestrian Jumping Team Competition
 Gold Ernesto Canto 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Gold Raúl González 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Silver Raúl González 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Silver Héctor López 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Silver Daniel Aceves 1984 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's flyweight
 Bronze José Youshimatz 1984 Los Angeles Cycling (Track) Men's points race
 Bronze Mario González 1988 Seoul Boxing Men's flyweight
 Bronze Jesús Mena 1988 Seoul Diving Men's 10m platform
 Silver Carlos Mercenario 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Bronze Bernardo Segura 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Gold Soraya Jimenez 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Silver Noé Hernández 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Silver Fernando Platas 2000 Sydney Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Joel Sanchez 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Bronze Cristian Bejarano 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Víctor Estrada 2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68–80 kg
 Silver Oscar Salazar 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's -58 kg
 Silver Ana Guevara 2004 Athens Athletics Women's 400m
 Silver Belem Guerrero 2004 Athens Cycling (Track) Women's points race
 Bronze Iridia Salazar 2004 Athens Taekwondo Women's 49–57 kg
 Gold Guillermo Pérez 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's -58 kg
 Gold María Espinoza 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Women's +67 kg
 Bronze Paola Espinosa
Tatiana Ortiz
2008 Beijing Diving Women's synchronised 10m platform
 Gold National Team 2012 London Football Men's tournament
 Silver German Sánchez
Ivan García
2012 London Diving Men's synchronised 10m platform
 Silver Paola Espinosa
Alejandra Orozco
2012 London Diving Women's synchronised 10m platform
 Silver Aída Román 2012 London Archery Women's archery
 Bronze Mariana Avitia 2012 London Archery Women's archery
 Bronze Laura Sánchez 2012 London Diving Women's 3m springboard
 Bronze María Espinoza 2012 London Taekwondo Women's +67 kg

Multiple Mexican Olympic medalists

Joaquín Capilla is the Mexican athlete with the most medals, four, and the only Mexican athlete who has obtained medals in three consecutive games, while Humberto Mariles is the only double Olympic champion, also the Mexican athlete with the most medals at a single Olympic games, with three in 1948, and got Mexico's first gold medal.

Both Paola Espinosa and María Espinoza became in 2012 the first Mexican females to have ever won 2 medals, both in consecutive games and with the latter being the first in individual competitions and with a gold medal.

Rank Athlete Sex Sport Games Total
1 Joaquín Capilla M Diving 1956 Melbourne 1 0 1 4
1952 Helsinki 0 1 0
1948 London 0 0 1
2 Humberto Mariles M Equestrian 2 0 1 3
3 Rubén Uriza M 1 1 0 2
Raúl González M Athletics 1984 Los Angeles 1 1 0
5 María Espinoza F Taekwondo 2008 Beijing 1 0 0
2012 London 0 0 1
6 Paola Espinosa F Diving 0 1 0
2008 Beijing 0 0 1
7 Joaquín Pérez M Equestrian 1980 Moscow 0 0 2

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Numbers of medals won by Mexico at the summer Olympic games from 1896 to 2012.
   Host nation
Games Athletes Total Rank
1896 Athens Did not participate
1900 Paris 4 0 0 1 1 20
1904 St. Louis Did not participate
1908 London
1912 Stockholm
1920 Antwerp
1924 Paris 13 0 0 0 0 N/A
1928 Amsterdam 30 0 0 0 0 N/A
1932 Los Angeles 73 0 2 0 2 21
1936 Berlin 32 0 0 3 3 28
1948 London 88 2 1 2 5 17
1952 Helsinki 64 0 1 0 1 34
1956 Melbourne 24 1 0 1 2 23
1960 Rome 69 0 0 1 1 41
1964 Tokyo 94 0 0 1 1 35
1968 Mexico City 275 3 3 3 9 15
1972 Munich 174 0 1 0 1 33
1976 Montreal 97 1 0 1 2 25
1980 Moscow 45 0 1 3 4 29
1984 Los Angeles 99 2 3 1 6 17
1988 Seoul 83 0 0 2 2 44
1992 Barcelona 102 0 1 0 1 49
1996 Atlanta 97 0 0 1 1 71
2000 Sydney 78 1 2 3 6 40
2004 Athens 109 0 3 1 4 59
2008 Beijing 85 2 0 1 3 36
2012 London 102 1 3 3 7 39
Total 1837 13 21 28 62 41

Medals by sport

Sport Total Rank
Athletics 3 5 2 10 41
Boxing 2 3 7 12 24
Equestrian 2 1 4 7 16
Taekwondo 2 1 3 6 5
Diving 1 6 6 13 11
Swimming 1 0 1 2 38
Football 1 0 0 1 19
Weightlifting 1 0 0 1 38
Archery 0 1 1 2 16
Cycling 0 1 1 2 35
Fencing 0 1 0 1 26
Shooting 0 1 0 1 52
Wrestling 0 1 0 1 46
Polo 0 0 2 2 5
Basketball 0 0 1 1 19
Total 13 21 28 62
  • Sport rankings in italic still not updated with the 2012 combined totals.

Medals by Winter Games

Games Athletes Total Rank
1924 Chamonix Did not participate
1928 St. Moritz 4 0 0 0 0 N/A
1932 Lake Placid Did not participate
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1948 St. Mortiz
1952 Oslo
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
1960 Squaw Valley
1964 Innsbruck
1968 Grenoble
1972 Sapporo
1976 Innsbruck
1980 Lake Placid
1984 Sarajevo 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
1988 Calgary 11 0 0 0 0 N/A
1992 Albertville 20 0 0 0 0 N/A
1994 Lillehammer 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
1998 Nagano Did not participate
2002 Salt Lake City 3 0 0 0 0 N/A
2006 Turin Did not participate
2010 Vancouver 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
2014 Sochi 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Total 42 0 0 0 0 N/A

See also

References

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