San Marino at the Olympics

One of the smallest nations in the world, San Marino made its maiden appearance in the Summer Olympic Games in 1960 in Rome and has sent athletes to the Game from then on (except for 1964 Tokyo Olympics Games). The nation is still in search for its first ever medal in the quadrennial event.

In 2012, the European nation sent four athletes in the sports of archery, athletics, shooting and swimming. The nation went close to winning its first medal with Alessandra Perilli in the women's trap event. She actually ended up tied for second place with two other competitors but she faltered in the shoot-out and missed the podium finishing fourth.

San Marino sent four athletes to the Rio Games in 2016, competing in shooting and track and field. The nation’s athletes that strutted wares at the Olympiad were trap shooters Alessandra Perilli (women’s trap), Arianna Perilli (women’s trap), and Stefano Selva (men’s trap event) and Eugenio Rossi (men’s high). Even though Alessandra and Arianna fell short of progressing through the next round, the two performed decent enough as they finished 13th and 16th respectively in the qualifying round.


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