List of Olympic athletes born in Puerto Rico, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Puerto Rico have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Puerto Rico who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Puerto Rico Olympians were born in Puerto Rico, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list includes Miguel Cotto, Wilfredo Gómez and more athletes.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Puerto Rico?" and "Which Olympians were born in Puerto Rico?"