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 Mexican Olympic Committee and was created in 1923.
A Little History
Mexico is a federal republic located in North America. The country is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million, it is the eleventh most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, its capital and largest city.
Pre-Columbian Mexico was home to many advanced Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya and Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized the territory from its base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, which was administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Three centuries later, this territory became Mexico following recognition in 1821 after the colony's Mexican War of Independence. The tumultuous post-independence period was characterized by economic instability and many political changes. The Mexican–American War (1846–48) led to the territorial cession of the extensive northern borderlands, one-third of its territory, to the United States. The Pastry War, the Franco-Mexican War, a civil war, two empires and a domestic dictatorship occurred through the 19th century. The dictatorship was overthrown in the Mexican Revolution of 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution and the emergence of the country's current political system.
Mexico has the fifteenth largest nominal GDP and the eleventh largest by purchasing power parity. The Mexican economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, especially the United States. Mexico was the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), joining in 1994. It is classified as an upper-middle income country by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country by several analysts. By 2050, Mexico could become the world's fifth or seventh largest economy. The country is considered both a regional power and middle power, and is often identified as an emerging global power. Due to its rich culture and history, Mexico ranks first in the Americas and sixth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In 2015 it was the 9th most visited country in the world, with 32.1 million international arrivals. Mexico is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G8+5, the G20, the Uniting for Consensus and is an observer of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie since 2014.
Mexican Olympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed Mexican triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Rodrigo Gonzalez Triathlete
Rodrigo Gonzalez was born on December 14, 1989 in Mexico City, Mexico. He has earned several podiums during his carreer, rewarding him on becoming the 2016 World Champion in Chengdu, China.
View full results history of Rodrigo Gonzalez Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Claudia Rivas Triathlete
Claudia Rivas was born on June 15, 1989 in Zacatecas, Mexico. She competed in the Women's event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and placed 1st at the 2015 Pan American Games in Texas.
View full results history of Claudia Rivas Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Crisanto Grajales Triathlete
Crisanto Grajales was born on May 6, 1987 in Xalapa, Mexico. Participated at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Gold medal at 2015 Panamerican Games by a sprint finish win wich gave him a place in Rio 2016.
View full results history of Crisanto Grajales Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Irving Perez Triathlete
Irving Perez was born on May 16, 1986 in Jojutla de Juarez, Mexico. 2015 bronze medal at Panamerican Games in Toronto. After many kilometers and hours of many hour of training, his dream came true: Rio 2016.
View full results history of Irving Perez Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Cecilia Perez Triathlete
Cecilia Perez was born on November 01, 1991 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Second place at U23 Panamerican Cup in Brazil, 2013 Ironman San Gil Champion, 6th place at Ironman Cozumel which represents the best time ever for a Mexican triathlete (women).
View full results history of Cecilia Perez Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.
Federación Mexicana de Triatlón
The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.