Venezuela at the Olympics

Venezuela first took part at the Summer Olympic Games in 1948, and has competed in the much-awaited event from then on. Well-known for its numerous beauty titles, Venezuela is not only endowed with beautiful and handsome folk but it is also teeming with great athletes as well.

The nation’s first medal was provided by Arnoldo Devonish who won the men's triple jump event in track and field at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympic Games.

The long wait of the nation for a gold medal finally ended when Francisco Rodríguez won the men’s light flyweight category in boxing at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympic Games.

Adriana Carmona earned the distinction as the first female Venezuelan to win an Olympic medal when she won the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games.

The South American nation finished with 3 medals (1 silver and 2 bronze) in athletics, boxing and cycling at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


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