Puerto Rico at the 2015 Pan American Games

Sporting event delegation

Puerto Rico competed in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, from July 10 to 26, 2015.[1] Unlike the 2011 Pan American games, Puerto Rico did not perform well, earning only 1 gold and silver each, and 13 bronze medals.

Artistic gymnast Luis Rivera was the flagbearer of the team during the opening ceremony.[2]

Competitors[edit]

The following table lists Puerto Rico’s delegation per sport and gender.

Medalists[edit]

Archery[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified one male archer based on its performance at the 2014 Pan American Championships.[3] Later Puerto Rico qualified 1 more man based on its performance at the 2015 Copa Merengue.[4]

Men

Athletics[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified 15 athletes (five men and ten women).

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are for the entire round
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • GR = Games record
  • PB = Personal best
  • DNF = Did not finish
  • NM = No mark
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track
Women
Track
Field
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 200 m 800 m Final Rank
Alysbeth Félix Result 13.96 1.74 11.12 24.69 6.17 39.38 2:18.19 5810 NR 7
Points 984 903 603 915 902 655 848

Baseball[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a men’s and women’s baseball teams (the men’s team consisted of 24 athletes, while the women’s team had 18, for a total of 42 athletes).[5] Puerto Rico has also qualified a women’s team of 18 athletes, for a total of 42 entered competitors.[6] Both teams ended up finishing their respective tournaments in fourth place, just of the podium.

Men’s tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is Puerto Rico’s men’s baseball team for the 2015 Pan American Games. The position of the player is listed in parentheses.[7]

Legend: C = Catcher, INF = Infielder, OF = Outfielder, P = Pitcher

Group A
Qualified for the Semifinals





Semifinals
Bronze medal match

Women’s tournament[edit]

Roster

The Puerto Rico women’s national baseball team roster for the 2015 Pan American Games (as of July 19, 2015):[8][9][10]

Legend: C = Catcher, IF = Infielder, OF = Outfielder, P = Pitcher, U = Utility fielder

Group A
Qualified for the Gold medal match
Qualified for the Bronze medal match



Basketball[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a men’s and women’s teams. Each team will consist of 12 athletes, for a total of 24.[11]

Men’s tournament[edit]

The Puerto Rico men’s national basketball team roster for the 2015 Pan American Games.[12]

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico men’s national basketball team – 2015 Pan American Games roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
C 4 Villafañe, Luis 34 – 21 Jun 1981 (1981-06-21) 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce
G 5 Barea, J. J. 31 – 26 Jun 1984 (1984-06-26) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) United States Dallas Mavericks
PF 6 Young, Kevin 25 – 24 Jun 1990 (1990-06-24) 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Puerto Rico Brujos de Guayama
SG 7 Mojica, Javier 30 – 31 Aug 1984 (1984-08-31) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce
PF 8 Clavell, Gilberto 25 – 10 Aug 1989 (1989-08-10) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Finland Kouvot
F 9 Collier, Devon 24 – 20 Jan 1991 (1991-01-20) 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Israel Bnei Herzliya
G 10 Ayuso, Elías Larry 38 – 27 Mar 1977 (1977-03-27) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
SF 11 Carmona, Alejandro 32 – 14 Jun 1983 (1983-06-14) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Puerto Rico Brujos de Guayama
G 12 Browne, Gary 22 – 24 Mar 1993 (1993-03-24) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) United States West Virginia Mountaineers
G 13 De Jesús, Jezreel 24 – 5 May 1991 (1991-05-05) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Puerto Rico Maratonistas de Coamo
PF 14 Clemente, Ramón 29 – 11 Dec 1985 (1985-12-11) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Argentina Obras Sanitarias
F 15 Graham III, Paul 29 – 2 Dec 1985 (1985-12-02) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Puerto Rico Piratas de Quebradillas
Head coach

United States Rick Pitino


Legend
  • Age – as of 16 July 2015
  • Club – before start of Games
Group A
Qualified for the Semifinals


Fifth place match

Women’s tournament[edit]

The Puerto Rico women’s national basketball team roster for the 2015 Pan American Games.[13]

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 5 Delgado, Yashira 22 – 23 Jul 1992 (1992-07-23) 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
SG 6 Sepúlveda, Jazmine 30 – 10 Apr 1985 (1985-04-10) 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
C 7 Bermúdez, Angelica 26 – 2 Jul 1989 (1989-07-02) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
SG 8 Cortijo, Carla 27 – 21 Jul 1987 (1987-07-21) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
SG 9 Gibson, Allison 22 – 27 Mar 1993 (1993-03-27) 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
F 10 Meléndez, Tayra 21 – 29 Oct 1993 (1993-10-29) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
C 11 García, Sandra 24 – 7 Aug 1990 (1990-08-07) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 13 Diaz Hassan, Natalie 21 – 28 Apr 1994 (1994-04-28) 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
F 14 Plácido, Marie 27 – 18 Aug 1987 (1987-08-18) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PF 21 Roma, Sofia Laura 18 – 21 Nov 1996 (1996-11-21) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
F 23 Vargas, Yoy Ling 23 – 26 Sep 1991 (1991-09-26) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 32 Martínez, Damika 23 – 7 Jun 1992 (1992-06-07) 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Head coach
Legend
  • Age – as of 15 July 2015
  • Club – before start of Games
Group A
Qualified for the Semifinals


Fifth place match

Beach volleyball[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a men’s and women’s pair for a total of four athletes.[14]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Men’s
Women’s

Puerto Rico qualified five boxers (three men and two women).[15]

Bowling[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified 2 athletes in the sprint discipline (2 in women’s kayak).[16]

Women

Qualification Legend: QF = Qualify to final; QS = Qualify to semifinal

Cycling[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified two male cyclists, one each in the road and track disciplines.

Road[edit]

Track[edit]

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Time trial Points race Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Eduardo Colon Ortiz Men’s omnium DNF 4:57.454 11 10 1:08.419 9 14.127 9 DNF
11

Puerto Rico qualified three divers (one male and two women).

Equestrian[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified four equestrians across all three disciplines.[17][18][19]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Score Rank Score Rank Total Score Rank
Luis Denizard Royal Affair Individual 69.395 13 70.211 9 Q 139.606 70.725 =13

Eventing[edit]

Jumping[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified 3 male fencers. Originally the country also qualified men’s sabre and women’s foil teams, but for unknown reasons the country declined those quotas.

Puerto Rico qualified two golfers (one male and one female).[20]

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified 7 gymnasts, only six competed (five men and one woman).[21][22]

Men
Team & Individual Qualification

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified to apparatus final

Individual Finals
Women
Individual Qualification

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified to apparatus final

Individual Finals

Handball[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a men’s and women’s teams. Each team will consist of 15 athletes, for a total of 30.[23][24]

Men’s tournament[edit]

Group B
PLD W D L GF GA GD Points
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 103 63 +40 6
 Chile 3 1 1 1 87 84 +3 3
 Cuba 3 1 1 1 87 89 –2 3
 Puerto Rico 3 0 0 3 68 109 –41 0
Qualified for the Semifinals


Classification semifinals
Fifth place match

Women’s tournament[edit]

Group A
PLD W D L GF GA GD Points
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 120 52 68 6
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 83 86 -3 4
 Puerto Rico 3 0 1 2 72 98 -26 1
 Canada 3 0 1 2 55 94 -39 1
Qualified for the Semifinals


Classification semifinals
Fifth place match

Puerto Rico qualified a team of five judokas (two men and three women).[25] However, the nation only sent three judokas to compete.

Roller sports[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified one male roller skater.

Speed[edit]

Men

Sailing[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified 4 boats (6 sailors).[26]

Shooting[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified nine shooters.[27]

Men
Women

Softball[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a women’s squad of 15 athletes.[28]

Women’s tournament[edit]

Roster

Puerto Rico’s roster consisted of 15 athletes.[29]

Group A
Qualified for the semifinals




Semifinals
Bronze medal match

Swimming[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified seven swimmers (four men and three women).

Women

Table tennis[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a men’s and women’s team for a total of six athletes.

Men
Women

Taekwondo[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a team of six athletes (three men and three women).[30]

Puerto Rico qualified one female tennis player.[31]

Women

Triathlon[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a men’s and women’s volleyball team, for a total of 24 athletes (12 men and 12 women).[32]

Men’s tournament[edit]

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Canada 12 3 0 280 249 1.124 9 3 3.000
2  Puerto Rico 10 2 1 268 248 1.081 7 4 1.750
3  United States 7 1 2 295 294 1.003 6 7 0.857
4  Mexico 1 0 3 195 247 0.789 1 9 0.111


Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Bronze medal match

Women’s tournament[edit]

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 10 3 0 320 273 1.172 9 5 1.800
2  United States 12 2 1 254 200 1.270 8 3 2.667
3  Puerto Rico 7 1 2 232 247 0.939 5 6 0.833
4  Peru 1 0 3 164 250 0.656 1 9 0.111
Quarterfinals
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
Jul 22 Argentina  2–3  Puerto Rico 21–25 27–25 10–25 25–11 13–15 96–101 P2 P3
Semifinals
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
Jul 23 Brazil  3–2  Puerto Rico 18–25 24–26 25–22 25–19 15–11 107–103 P2 P3

Water polo[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a women’s team. The team consists of 13 athletes. The men’s team also qualified, but the country did not compete and was replaced by Ecuador for unknown reasons.

Women’s tournament[edit]

Roster

The following was the Puerto Rico women’s water polo team for the 2015 Pan American Games.[33]

Qualified for the semifinals
Group B


Fifth to Eighth place playoffs
Fifth place match

Weightlifting[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified a team of 4 athletes (2 men and 2 women).[34][35] However, only the two women ended up competing.

Women

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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