The Guatemalan delegation had 24 athletes without achieving any medals, remaining among the countries with the most participants without getting on the podium.
TOKYO JAPAN — Guatemala ended their participation in the Tokyo 2020 OlympicsAfter 17 days of intense activity that filled the entire country with many emotions despite the miles away. Kevin Cordon (badminton), Luis Grijalva (athletics) and Luis Carlos Martinez (swimming), they were in the fight for the medal.
However, the silver medal achieved by Erick Barrondo at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the 20-kilometer march continues to be the only medal in history for Guatemala, after the presentations in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
The renowned Spanish statistician and collaborator of ESPN, Alexis Martin Tamayo known as Mister Chip, He shared on his Twitter account the most relevant data left by the Olympic event in Asia, where Guatemala is included with little encouraging data.
According to the publication of Mister Chip, Guatemala was ranked as the ninth delegation with the most participating athletes who did not win any medals. In their order, the countries were as follows: Chile (57 participants), Algeria (41), Peru (35), Montenegro (35), Trinidad and Tobago (33), Zambia (30), Refugees (29), Honduras (27) and Guatemala (24).
SUMMARY THREAD # Tokyo2020 – eleven
NOCs with the highest% of medalists
81% 🇫🇯Fiji (26 of its 32 athletes have won medals)
60% 🇸🇲San Marino (3 of 5)
50% 🇧🇲Bermuda (1 of 2)
47% 🇩🇴Dominican Republic (31 of 66)
41% 🇺🇸United States (257 out of 634)
40% 🇷🇸Serbia (35 of 87)
37% 🇷🇺ROC (128 of 342) pic.twitter.com/CGpweMgxVV
– MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) August 9, 2021
At the delegation level, Guatemala it equaled the fourth largest number of athletes participating in the Olympic Games, after the Los Angeles 1984 edition was also attended by 24 athletes. The largest group was that of 1968, in Mexico, which was attended by 48 Guatemalans; on that occasion, the sum was raised due to the soccer classification.
By contrast, Mister Chip added the information that the delegations of Fiji, San Marino, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, the United States, Serbia and Russia, had the highest percentage of medalists, based on their number of athletes.
For now, the Olympic Games chapter is closed and the Olympic cycle must begin again on the way to Paris 2024. The route to follow is the Central American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, Bolivarian Games and Pan American Games.