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Cuba competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Australia's largest city, Sydney. 229 competitors, 147 men and 82 women, took part in 135 events in 24 sports.[1]

Cuba at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cuba.svg
IOC codeCUB
NOCCuban Olympic Committee
in Sydney
Competitors229 (147 men and 82 women) in 24 sports
Flag bearer Félix Savón
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
11
Silver
11
Bronze
7
Total
29
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Anier García Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles 25 September
  Gold Iván Pedroso Athletics Men's long jump 25 September
  Gold Guillermo Rigondeaux Boxing Bantamweight 30 September
  Gold Mario Kindelán Boxing Lightweight 30 September
  Gold Jorge Gutiérrez Boxing Middleweight 30 September
  Gold Félix Savón Boxing Heavyweight 30 September
  Gold Legna Verdecia Judo Women's 52 kg 17 September
  Gold Sibelis Veranes Judo Women's 70 kg 18 September
  Gold Ángel Matos Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 29 September
  Gold Cuba women's national volleyball team
Taismary Agüero Idalmis Gato
Zoila Barros Lilia Izquierdo
Regla Bell Mireya Luis
Marlenis Costa Yumilka Ruíz
Ana Fernández Marta Sánchez
Mirka Francia Regla Torres
Volleyball Women's indoor competition 30 September
  Gold Filiberto Azcuy Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 69 kg 27 September
  Silver Yoel García Athletics Men's triple jump 25 September
  Silver Javier Sotomayor Athletics Men's high jump 24 September
  Silver Cuba national baseball team
Omar Ajete Yasser Gómez Juan Manrique Gabriel Pierre
Yovany Aragón José Ibar Javier Méndez Maels Rodríguez
Miguel Caldés Luis Orestes Kindelán Rolando Meriño Antonio Scull
Danel Castro Pedro Luis Lazo Germán Mesa Luis Ulacia
José Contreras Omar Linares Antonio Pacheco Massó Lázaro Valle
Yobal Dueñas Oscar Macías Ariel Pestano Norge Luis Vera
Baseball (Men-only event) 27 September
  Silver Ledis Balceiro Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 m 30 September
  Silver Leobaldo Pereira, Ibrahim Rojas Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 m 30 September
  Silver Driulis González, Judo Women's 57 kg 18 September
  Silver Daima Beltrán Judo Women's +78 kg 22 September
  Silver Urbia Meléndez Taekwondo Women's 49 kg 27 September
  Silver Yoel Romero Wrestling Men's freestyle 85 kg 1 October
  Silver Lázaro Rivas Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 54 kg 26 September
  Silver Juan Marén Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 63 kg 26 September
  Bronze José Ángel César, Iván García,
Freddy Mayola, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda
Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m relay 30 September
  Bronze Osleidys Menéndez Athletics Women's javelin throw 30 September
  Bronze Maikro Romero Boxing Light Flyweight 30 September
  Bronze Diógenes Luña Boxing Light Welterweight 1 October
  Bronze Nelson Loyola, Carlos Pedroso, Iván Trevejo Fencing Men's team épée 18 September
  Bronze Manolo Poulot Judo Men's 60 kg 16 September
  Bronze Alexis Rodríguez Wrestling Men's freestyle 130 kg 30 September

ArcheryEdit

Cuba's first appearance in the Olympic archery competition resulted in a surprise pair of victories for Ismely Arias, who placed 14th. Yaremis Pérez also won her first match.

Men's individual
Arias Ismely Juan Carlos Stevens
1/32 eliminations Defeated Igor Parkhomenko
Ukraine
164–160 Lost to Simon Fairweather
Australia
170–161
1/16 eliminations Defeated Simon Needham
Great Britain
164–164 - - -
1/8 eliminations Lost to Simon Fairweather
Australia
167–163 - - -
Women's individual
Yaremis Pérez Ruiz Edisbel Martínez
1/32 eliminations Defeated Yu Hui
China
159–155 Lost to Petra Ericsson
Sweden
154–146
1/16 eliminations Lost to Karen Scavotto
United States
158–155 - - -

AthleticsEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Men's 100 m

  • Freddy Mayola
    • Round 1 — 10.33
    • Round 2 — 10.35 (→ did not advance)

Men's 110 m hurdles

  • Anier García
    • Round 1 — 13.60
    • Round 2 — 13.53
    • Semifinal — 13.16
    • Final — 13.00 (→   Gold medal)

Men's 110 m hurdles

  • Yoel Hernández
    • Round 1 — 13.53
    • Round 2 — 13.40
    • Semifinal — 13.41 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m relay

Men's shot put

Men's discus

Men's javelin throw

Men's long jump

Men's long jump

Men's triple jump

Men's high jump

Men's decathlon

  • Raul Duany
    • 100 m — 11.09
    • Long jump — 7.33
    • Shot put — 13.34
    • High jump — 2.06
    • 400 m — 49.73
    • 100 m hurdles — 14.44
    • Discus throw — 41.17
    • Pole vault — 4.60
    • Javelin throw — 64.31
    • 1,500 m — 04:29.68
    • Points — 8054.00 (→ 15th place)
  • Eugenio Balanqué
    • 100 m — 10.87
    • Long jump — 6.19
    • Shot put — 14.90
    • High jump — 1.94
    • 400 m — 48.23
    • 100 m hurdles — 14.36
    • Discus throw — 46.56
    • Pole vault — NM
    • Javelin throw — DNS

Women's competitionEdit

Women's 800 m

  • Zulia Calatayud
    • Round 1 — 02:00.18
    • Semifinal — 01:59.30
    • Final — 01:58.66 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m hurdles

  • Aliuska López
    • Round 1 — 12.97
    • Round 2 — 12.92
    • Semifinal — 12.90
    • Final — 12.83 (→ 5th place)

Women's 400 m hurdles

  • Daimí Pernía
    • Round 1 — 55.53
    • Semifinal — 54.92
    • Final — 53.68 (→ 4th place)

Women's 4 × 400 m

Women's shot put

Women's javelin throw

Women's hammer throw

  • Yipsi Moreno
    • Qualifying — 65.74
    • Final — 68.33 (→ 4th place)

Women's long jump

Women's triple jump

Women's high jump

Women's heptathlon

  • Magalys García
    • 100 m hurdles — 13.46
    • High jump — 1.66
    • Shot put — 13.29
    • 200 m — 24.58
    • Long jump — 5.97
    • Javelin throw — 45.43
    • 800 m — 02:19.64
    • Points — 6054 (→ 11th place)

BaseballEdit

Cuba entered the 2000 baseball competition with an 18–0 record and two gold medals to defend. In the preliminary round, the Cubans extended their winning streak to 21 before being defeated by the Netherlands. Despite the loss, they finished first in the round by winning the final three games. In the semifinals, the Cuban team defeated Japan 3–0 to advance to the gold medal game against the United States. For the first time in Olympic history, Cuba was shut out in a 4–0 loss to receive only the silver medal.

  • Preliminary round
    • Defeated South Africa (16-0)
    • Defeated Italy (13-5)
    • Defeated South Korea (6-5)
    • Lost to the Netherlands (2-4)
    • Defeated Australia (1-0)
    • Defeated the United States (6-1)
    • Defeated Japan (6-2)
  • Semifinals
    • Defeated Japan (3-0)
  • Final
    • Lost to United States (0-4) —   Silver medal

BasketballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Beach volleyballEdit

BoxingEdit

Men's light flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's light welterweight (– 63,5 kg)

Men's welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's light middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's light heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Men's heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Men's super heavyweight (> 91 kg)

CanoeingEdit

FlatwaterEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Men's canoe singles 500 m

  • Ledis Frank Balceiro
    • Qualifying heat — 01:51.918
    • Semifinal — bye
    • Final — 02:32.299 (→ 6th place)

Men's canoe singles 1,000 m

  • Ledis Frank Balceiro
    • Qualifying heat — 03:55.120
    • Semifinal — bye
    • Final — 03:56.071 (→   Silver medal)

Men's canoe doubles 500 m

Men's canoe doubles 1,000 m

CyclingEdit

Road cyclingEdit

Men's road race

Women's road race

Track cyclingEdit

Men's sprint

Men's 1 km time trial

DivingEdit

Men's 3 metre springboard

  • Erick Fornaris
    • Preliminary — 313.86 (→ did not advance, 37th place)

Men's 3 metre springboard

  • Yoendris Salazar
    • Preliminary — 377.58
    • Semifinal — 197.52 — 575.1 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's 10 metre platform

Men's 10 metre platform

  • José Guerra
    • Preliminary — 403.14
    • Semifinal — 181.65 — 584.79 (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Women's 3 metre springboard

  • Iohana Cruz
    • Preliminary — 239.97 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 10 metre platform

  • Yolanda Ortiz
    • Preliminary — 231.63 (→ did not advance, 31st place)

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

JudoEdit

Men's extra-lightweight

Men's half-lightweight

Men's lightweight

Men's half-middleweight

Men's middleweight

Men's half-heavyweight

Men's heavyweight


Women's extra-lightweight

Women's half-lightweight

Women's lightweight

Women's half-middleweight

Women's middleweight

Women's half-heavyweight

Women's heavyweight

RowingEdit

Men's double sculls

Men's quadruple sculls

Men's lightweight double sculls

Women's single sculls

Women's lightweight double sculls

SailingEdit

Women's Mistral

  • Anayansi Pérez
    • Race 1 — 26
    • Race 2 — (28)
    • Race 3 — 19
    • Race 4 — 23
    • Race 5 — 27
    • Race 6 — 24
    • Race 7 — 27
    • Race 8 — 27
    • Race 9 — (28)
    • Race 10 — 27
    • Race 11 — 26
    • Final — 226 (27th place)

Men's Laser

  • José Urbay
    • Race 1 — 32
    • Race 2 — 14
    • Race 3 — (37)
    • Race 4 — 27
    • Race 5 — 37
    • Race 6 — 31
    • Race 7 — 35
    • Race 8 — 22
    • Race 9 — (44) OCS
    • Race 10 — 35
    • Race 11 — 26
    • Final — 259 (35th place)

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Norbelis Bárzaga 10 m air pistol 566 33 Did not advance
50 m pistol 547 30 Did not advance
Leuris Pupo 25 m rapid fire pistol 584 9 Did not advance
Juan Miguel Rodriguez Skeet 116 39 Did not advance
Guillermo Torres 115 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Eunice Caballero 50 m rifle three positions 567 30 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 388 36 Did not advance
Margarita Tarradell 25 m pistol 575 20 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 381 11 Did not advance

SoftballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 50 m freestyle

Men's 100 m freestyle

Men's 100 m butterfly

Men's 200 m butterfly

Men's 100 m backstroke

  • Rodolfo Falcón
    • Preliminary heat — 55.61
    • Semi-final — 55.59 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m backstroke

  • Neisser Bent
    • Preliminary heat — 02:02.05 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m medley

Women's 100 m breaststroke

Women's 200 m breaststroke

Women's 100 m backstroke

Women's 200 m backstroke

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Women's duet

Table tennisEdit

TaekwondoEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Sergio Álvarez – 56 kg 120.0 120.0 125.0 150.0 155.0 160.0 275.0 5
Ernesto Quiroga – 85 kg 157.5 162.5 165.0 202.5 207.5 210.0 375.0 8
Joël MacKenzie – 85 kg 157.5 162.5 165.0 192.5 197.5 200.0 365.0 11

Men's middleweight

Men's middle-heavyweight

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics (Athens 2004 Edition). Toronto, Canada. ISBN 1-894963-32-6.
  • International Olympic Committee (2001). The Results. Retrieved 12 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 1: Preparing for the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 2: Celebrating the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). The Results. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • International Olympic Committee Web Site

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cuba at the 2000 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012.