Highway to London 2012!
La Havana 1930
Do you know- By 1930, the group from Honduras captured the bronze medal -after Cuba (gold) and Costa Rica (silver)– in males’s soccer on the Second Central American and Caribbean Video games in Havana, Cuba. Understandably, soccer is the most well-liked sport in Honduras.
Mexico Metropolis 1975
Do you know- By October 1975,the Republic of Honduras despatched a group of 14 athletes, led by its younger athlete Santiago Fonseca, to the United Mexican States, house to the VII Pan American Video games. This Spanish-speaking nation competed in athletics ( 4), boxing (4), biking (5), and capturing (1). Curiously Tegucigalpa -as Belize, Bolivia, and Paraguay-did not ship sportswomen to Mexico Metropolis. However, the nationwide delegation, as soon as once more, didn’t win Pan American medals. Nonetheless, the perfect athlete was Santiago Fonseca, the “star of the Honduran Olympic group”, who completed sixth within the males’s 20-kilometer stroll ( in a time of 1.44.10,64), forward of Ernesto Alfaro (Colombia, South American champ) and José Valle (Nicaragua). Previous to 1975, Honduran athletes had completed final place within the Pan American Video games.
Puerto Rico 1979
Do you know- By 1979, the Honduran Olympic Committee had despatched Santiago Fonseca, a racewalker, to the Pan American Video games in Puerto Rico. Throughout that occasion, he got here in fourth place within the males’s 20-kilometer stroll. Nonetheless, Fonseca’s notable efficiency was interrupted when he couldn’t go to Moscow, house to the Summer season Olympics in July and August 1980. In Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, Mr Fonseca used his image as a nationwide champ to boost consciousness concerning the potential of sport to assist younger individuals.
Do you know- Due to the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan, like many anti-Communist nations, Honduras declined to ship an nationwide delegation to the 1980 Summer season Olympic Video games in Moscow, USSR (present-day Russia). The choice was one other blow to sport in Honduras, with one of many worst Olympic programs within the Western Hemisphere.
Do you know- As a consequence of its anti-Soviet coverage, Honduras, together with El Salvador and Colombia, boycotted the XIV Central American and Caribbean Video games in Havana, Cuba, within the early 80s. At the moment, Tegucigalpa had not diplomatic ties with Cuba and different Communist states.
Do you know- The nation’s swimmer Ana Fortin got here in 33rd place within the ladies’s 100-meter backstroke on the 1988 Summer season Video games, between Chi Wang (Taiwan) and Tricia Duncan (US Virgin Islands).
Mar del Plata 1995
Do you know- The Latin American nation received its first Pan American medal within the Continental Video games in Mar del Plata, Argentina, within the mid-1990s.
Do you know- In 1996, Darwin Angeles, a boxer, was the flag-bearer for the nation’s Olympic delegation within the Video games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta (Georgia, U.S.).
San Salvador 2002
Do you know- On the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Video games in El Salvador, the group of Honduras completed 16th within the medal rely, with 9 medals (1 silver and eight bronze).