Peru (PER)

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Peruano
Flagbearers48

Participants

Olympic Games 376
Youth Olympic Games 81

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Peru was formed on 9 October 1924. But their first Olympian was Carlos de Candamo, who competed as a fencer in the 1900 Olympic Games. In 1905 he also became Peru’s first International Olympic Committee (IOC) member. Peru’s next Olympic appearance was in 1936. It has since missed only the 1952 Games in Helsinki.

Peru has won four Olympic medals, with one gold. Three of these were won in shooting, including the only gold medal won by Edwin Vásquez in the men’s free pistol 50 metres in 1948. The remaining medal, a silver, was won by the women’s volleyball team in 1988.

The Andean nation sent its first athletes to the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (2010), also competing at Sochi 2014 and at Beijing 2022. In the nation’s first two appearances, Peru was represented by three athletes – the brother/sister tandem of Manfred Oettl and Ornella Oettl in Alpine skiing, and cross-country skier Roberto Carcelén. Ornella Oettl returned to compete in 2022, achieving the country’s best result so far, a 44th position in the slalom event.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1900 Summer Olympics Peru 1 0 1 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Peru 2 0 2 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Peru 40 0 40 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Peru 41 0 41 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Peru 8 0 8 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Peru 31 0 31 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Peru 30 1 31 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Peru 16 12 28 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Peru 17 3 20 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Peru 0 13 13 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Peru 14 14 28 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Peru 19 16 35 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Peru 7 14 21 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Peru 12 4 16 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Peru 15 14 29 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Peru 8 13 21 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Peru 7 5 12 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Peru 7 6 13 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Peru 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Peru 9 7 16 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Peru 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Peru 17 12 29 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Peru 19 16 35 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Peru 0 1 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Peru 6 20 26 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Peru 0 1 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Peru 28 10 38 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Peru 6 10 16 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Art Competitions 2 0 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 48 15 63 Results
Badminton 2 3 5 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 32 0 32 Results
Boxing 10 0 10 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 15 0 15 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 5 1 6 Results
Football (Football) 31 0 31 Results
Judo 4 0 4 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 0 2 Results
Rowing 12 1 13 Results
Sailing 3 4 7 Results
Shooting 40 2 42 Results
Skateboarding (Roller Sports) 1 0 1 Results
Surfing 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 24 13 37 Results
Table Tennis 2 5 7 Results
Taekwondo 1 1 2 Results
Tennis 4 0 4 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 49 49 Results
Weightlifting 9 4 13 Results
Wrestling 15 1 16 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 3 6 9 Results
Badminton 1 3 4 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Football (Football) 17 0 17 Results
Judo 0 3 3 Results
Rowing 2 0 2 Results
Sailing 3 4 7 Results
Shooting 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 5 7 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 3 0 3 Results
Triathlon 0 1 1 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 12 12 Results
Weightlifting 2 3 5 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Shooting 1 2 0 3
Volleyball 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Football 1 0 0 1
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Edwin Vásquez PER 1 0 0 1
Francisco Boza PER 0 1 0 1
Juan Jorge Giha Yarur PER 0 1 0 1
Luisa Cervera PER 0 1 0 1
Alejandra de la Guerra PER 0 1 0 1
Denisse Fajardo PER 0 1 0 1
Miriam Gallardo PER 0 1 0 1
Rosa García PER 0 1 0 1
Sonia Heredia PER 0 1 0 1
Natalia Málaga PER 0 1 0 1
Gaby Pérez PER 0 1 0 1
Cecilia Tait PER 0 1 0 1
Gina Torrealva PER 0 1 0 1
Cenaida Uribe PER 0 1 0 1
Kathy Horny PER 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Lesly Cano PER 1 0 0 1
Rodolfo Ángeles PER 1 0 0 1
Fabrián Caytuiro PER 1 0 0 1
Ray Contreras PER 1 0 0 1
Iván Cruz PER 1 0 0 1
Franklin Gil PER 1 0 0 1
Junior Huerto PER 1 0 0 1
José Inga PER 1 0 0 1
Quillian Meléndez PER 1 0 0 1
Alessandro Milesi PER 1 0 0 1
Christopher Olivares PER 1 0 0 1
Fernando Pacheco PER 1 0 0 1
Anthony Quijano PER 1 0 0 1
Fabio Rojas PER 1 0 0 1
Christian Sánchez PER 1 0 0 1
Marco Saravia PER 1 0 0 1
Gerald Távara PER 1 0 0 1
Brayan Velarde PER 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Carlos de Candamo 1905—1922
Alfredo Benavides 1923—1957
Alfredo Benavides 1957—1967
Eduardo Dibós 1958—1982
Eduardo Dibós 1982—1987
Iván Dibós 1982—2019
Iván Dibós 2019—