Puerto Rico has qualified one shooter to compete in the women's rifle events by virtue of her best finish at the 2015 Pan American Games, as long as she obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.Puerto Rican swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)): Puerto Rico has entered two athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games.
Puerto Rico has been invited by the International Cycling Union to enter one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his overall individual ranking in the 2015 UCI America Tour, and by occupying one of the four unused berths from the 2015 UCI World Tour, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since 1996.
Puerto Rico has entered one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top two finish from a combined group of North, Central, & South America in the individual FEI Olympic rankings.
Puerto Rico left Rio de Janeiro with a surprisingly historic gold-medal triumph from the unseeded Puig, who became the nation's first ever Olympic champion by defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber in the women's singles, as well as its first female medalist in any sport.
Meanwhile, two Puerto Rican athletes fell short to join with Puig on the podium, including platform diver Rafael Quintero, who rounded out his maiden Games with a seventh-place finish, and Culson, who was disqualified in the men's 400 m hurdles final due to a false start.
The Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (Spanish: The nation's full roster in Rio de Janeiro was roughly 15 athletes larger than those who attended the London Games four years earlier, and also featured more female participants than males for the first time in Olympic history.
Among the sports represented by the nation's athletes, Puerto Rico marked its Olympic debut in table tennis, triathlon, and women's indoor volleyball, as well as its return to taekwondo after 8 years, diving, equestrian, and tennis after 12 years, and road cycling after two decades.
Crystal Weekes secured a spot in the women's heavyweight category ( 67 kg) by virtue of her top two finish at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Puerto Rico has entered one tennis player into the Olympic tournament, signifying the nation's comeback to the sport for the first time since 2004. 43) qualified directly for the women's singles as one of the top 56 eligible players in the WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.
This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.