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Cuba competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's seventeenth appearance in the Olympics, except for some editions. Cuban athletes did not attend in two Olympic Games (1984 and 1988), where they joined the Soviet and North Korean boycott. Cuban Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1972. A total of 151 athletes, 97 men and 54 women, competed in 18 sports. Men's baseball and women's volleyball were the only team-based sports in which Cuba had its representation at these Olympic Games. There was only a single competitor in archery.

Cuba at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cuba.svg
IOC codeCUB
NOCCuban Olympic Committee
in Athens
Competitors151 in 18 sports
Flag bearer Iván Pedroso
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
9
Silver
7
Bronze
11
Total
27
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Cuban team featured seven defending Olympic champions from Sydney: taekwondo jin Ángel Matos in the men's welterweight division, the women's volleyball team (led by Yumilka Ruíz), boxers Mario Kindelán and Guillermo Rigondeaux, Greco-Roman wrestler Filiberto Azcuy, sprint hurdler Anier García, and long jumper Iván Pedroso, who later became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] Among the champions, Kindelan and Rigondeaux only managed to defend Olympic titles in their respective weight categories.[2] Skeet shooter Guillermo Alfredo Torres, the oldest athlete of the team at age 45, became the first Cuban athlete to compete in five Olympic Games since 1980; meanwhile, judoka Yamila Zambrano was the youngest of the team at age 18.

Cuba left Athens with a total of 27 Olympic medals (9 gold, 7 silver, and 11 bronze), failing only two golds short of the total record achieved from Sydney. Eight of these medals were awarded to the athletes in boxing, six in judo, and five in athletics. Cuba's team-based athletes proved successful in Athens, as men's baseball and women's volleyball teams won gold and bronze medals, respectively. Among the nation's gold medalists were Osleidys Menéndez, who previously won the bronze in Sydney and also, became the first non-European athlete to claim an Olympic title in women's javelin throw since María Caridad Colón did so in 1980.[3] On August 23, 2004, the International Olympic Committee stripped off Russia's Irina Korzhanenko shot put title after failing the doping test for stanozolol, and the gold medal was subsequently awarded to Yumileidi Cumbá at the conclusion of the Games.[4]

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

One Cuban archer qualified for the women's individual archery.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Maydenia Sarduy Women's individual 595 58   Mospinek (POL)
L 145–162
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Cuban athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[5][6]

Yumileidi Cumbá originally claimed a silver medal in women's shot put. On August 23, 2004, the International Olympic Committee stripped off Russia's Irina Korzhanenko shot put title after failing the doping test for stanozolol. Following the announcement of Annus' disqualification, Cumba's medal was eventually upgraded to gold.[4][7]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anier García 110 m hurdles 13.24 1 Q 13.28 2 Q 13.30 3 Q 13.20  
Yoel Hernández 13.41 2 Q 13.29 2 Q 13.37 6 Did not advance
Yuniel Hernández 13.48 4 Q 13.46 4 Q DNS Did not advance
Yeimer López 400 m 45.44 2 Q N/A 45.52 4 Did not advance
Yacnier Luis 400 m hurdles DSQ N/A Did not advance
Aguelmis Rojas Marathon N/A 2:21:59 47
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yoandri Betanzos Triple jump 17.53 2 Q 17.47 4
Frank Casañas Discus throw 60.60 17 Did not advance
Arnie David Giralt Triple jump 16.70 17 Did not advance
Isbel Luaces Javelin throw 80.07 13 Did not advance
Lois Maikel Martínez Discus throw 57.18 29 Did not advance
Iván Pedroso Long jump 8.05 11 q 8.23 7
Lisvany Pérez High jump 2.28 =4 Q 2.25 11
Yoelbi Quesada Triple jump 17.01 9 Q 16.96 8
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Zulia Calatayud 800 m 2:03.99 3 Q 1:59.21 4 q 2:00.95 8
Mariela González Marathon N/A 3:02:20 59
Daimí Pernía 400 m hurdles 55.91 5 Did not advance
Anay Tejeda 100 m hurdles 13.24 5 Did not advance
Virgen Benavides
Roxana Díaz
Miladis Lazo
Ana López
4 × 100 m relay 43.60 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Noraida Bicet Javelin throw 60.97 12 q 62.51 7
Yusmay Bicet Triple jump 14.53 14 Q 14.57 9
Sonia Bisset Javelin throw 61.45 8 Q 63.54 5
Yunaika Crawford Hammer throw 71.74 2 Q 73.16  
Yumileidi Cumbá Shot put 19.10 2 Q 19.59  
Yudelkis Fernández Long jump 6.36 30 Did not advance
Yania Ferrales Discus throw 61.54 10 q NM
Misleydis González Shot put 18.33 10 q 18.59 7
Osleidys Menéndez Javelin throw 64.91 1 Q 71.53 OR  
Yipsi Moreno Hammer throw 70.56 7 Q 73.36  
Aldenay Vasallo Hammer throw 62.64 37 Did not advance

BaseballEdit

Roster

Manager: 39 – Higinio Vélez

Coach: 22 – Carlos Pérez Cepero, 30 – Pedro José Delgado Pérez, 34 – José Sánchez Elosegui, 41 – Francisco Laza Escaurrido Chapelle

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
IF 2 Eduardo Paret Pérez (1972-10-23)23 October 1972 (aged 31)   Centrales
C 8 Ariel Pestano (1974-01-31)31 January 1974 (aged 30)   Centrales
IF 10 Yulieski Gourriel Castillo (1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 20)   Centrales
IF 12 Michel Enríquez Tamayo (1979-02-11)11 February 1979 (aged 25)   Occidentales
OF 14 Yoandri Urgelles Cobas (1981-07-28)28 July 1981 (aged 23)   Industriales
P 15 Danny Betancourt Chacón (1981-05-25)25 May 1981 (aged 23)   Orientales
P 16 Adiel Palma López (1970-08-20)20 August 1970 (aged 33)   Centrales
P 20 Norge Luis Vera Peralta (1971-08-03)3 August 1971 (aged 33)   Orientales
OF 21 Alexei Ramírez Rodriguez (1981-09-22)22 September 1981 (aged 22)   Occidentales
P 23 Vicyohandri Odelín Saname (1980-02-26)26 February 1980 (aged 24)   Orientales
OF 24 Frederich Cepeda Cruz (1980-04-08)8 April 1980 (aged 24)   Centrales
IF 25 Antonio Scull Hernández (1985-09-10)10 September 1985 (aged 18)   Industriales
P 26 Luis Borroto Jiménez (1982-08-24)24 August 1982 (aged 21)   Centrales
P 28 Frank Andy Montieth Herrera (1985-01-11)11 January 1985 (aged 19)   Industriales
IF 31 Yorelvis Charles Martínez (1978-09-25)25 September 1978 (aged 25)   Centrales
P 32 Norberto Gonzalez Miranda (1979-10-10)10 October 1979 (aged 24)   Centrales
OF 46 Osmani Urrutia (1979-06-28)28 June 1979 (aged 25)   Orientales
IF 55 Eriel Leon Sánchez (1975-05-17)17 May 1975 (aged 29)   Orientales
OF 56 Carlos Alberto Tabares Padilla (1974-07-08)8 July 1974 (aged 30)   Industriales
P 58 Jonder Martínez (1978-06-22)22 June 1978 (aged 26)   Occidentales
C 61 Roger Machado Morales (1974-03-31)31 March 1974 (aged 30)   Occidentales
IF 74 Danny Miranda Agramonte (1978-11-12)12 November 1978 (aged 25)   Occidentales
P 91 Manuel Alberto Vega Tamayo (1975-08-09)9 August 1975 (aged 29)   Orientales
P 99 Pedro Luis Lazo (1973-04-15)15 April 1973 (aged 31)   Occidentales
Round robin
Team W L Tiebreaker
  Japan 6 1 1-0
  Cuba 6 1 0-1
  Canada 5 2 -
  Australia 4 3 -
  Chinese Taipei 3 4 -
  Netherlands 2 5 -
  Greece 1 6 1-0
  Italy 1 6 0-1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 3
  Cuba 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 x 4 10 1
WP: Adiel Palma (1-0)   LP: Craig Anderson (0-1)   Sv: Jonder Martinez (1S)
Home runs:
AUS: None
CUB: M. Enriquez in 1st, 1 RBI; O.Urrutia in 6th, 1 RBI
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Greece 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 1
  Cuba 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 x 5 10 1
WP: Norge Luis Vera (1-0)   LP: Jared Theodorakos (0-1)   Sv: Pedro Luis Lazo (1S)
Home runs:
GRE: None
CUB: F. Cepeda in 2nd, 1 RBI; M. Enriquez in 6th, 1 RBI; A. Pestano in 7th, 2 RBIs
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Japan 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 12 2
  Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 2
WP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0)   LP: Vicyohandri Odelín (0-1)   Sv: Hirotoshi Ishii (1S)
Home runs:
JPN: K. Jojima in 4th, 1 RBI; N. Nakamura in 4th, 1 RBI; K. Wada in 2nd, 2 RBIs
CUB: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 10 15 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 1
WP: Luis Borroto (1-0)   LP: Tu Chang-Wei (0-1)   Sv: Danny Betancourt (1S)
Home runs:
CUB: E. Sanchez in 2nd, 1 RBI
TPE: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 0
  Cuba 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 x 9 12 0
WP: Adiel Palma (1-0)   LP: Eelco Jansen (0-1)
Home runs:
NED: E. J. 'T Hoen in 8th, 1 RBI; Y. de Casterin 9th, 1 RBI
CUB: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 10 0
  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Norberto González (1-0)   LP: Jason Dickson (1-1)   Sv: Pedro Luis Lazo (2S)
Home runs:
CUB: A. Scull in 2nd, 2 RBIs
CAN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 0
  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
WP: Luis Borroto (2-0)   LP: Michael Marchesano (0-2)
Semifinal
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Canada 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 9 1
  Cuba 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 x 8 13 2
WP: Danny Betancourt (1-0-1)   LP: Chris Begg (0-1)
Home runs:
CAN: R. Radmanovich in 9th, 1 RBI
CUB: None
Gold Medal Final
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 13 1
  Australia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
WP: Adiel Palma (3-0)   LP: John Stephens (0-2)   Sv: Danny Betancourt (1-0-2)
Home runs:
CUB: F. Cepeda in 4th, 2 RBIs
AUS: P. Gonzalez in 5th, 1 RBI
 Won Gold Medal

BoxingEdit

Cuba, by far the most successful country at boxing in the 2004 Olympics, entered a boxer in each of the 11 weight classes in Athens. None of the seven boxers with a round of 32 match lost it. Only one of the boxers fell in the round of 16 (also the only boxer not to win a match), with the other ten advancing to quarterfinals. Two lost there, while the remaining eight ensured medals for themselves by winning their quarterfinal matches. One lost in the semifinal, earning a bronze medal. Of the seven Cuban boxers that advanced to the final bout in their weight classes, five won the match to take gold and two lost to claim silver medals.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yan Bartelemí Light flyweight   Miranda (VEN)
W RSC
  Pannon (THA)
W 23–14
  Hong M-W (KOR)
W 30–11
  Zou Sm (CHN)
W 29–17
  Yalçınkaya (TUR)
W 21–16
 
Yuriorkis Gamboa Flyweight   Samoilenco (MDA)
W 46–33
  Jongjohor (THA)
W 26–21
  Balakshin (RUS)
W 26–18
  Rahimov (GER)
W 20–11
  Thomas (FRA)
W 38–23
 
Guillermo Rigondeaux Bantamweight   Liu Y (CHN)
W 21–7
  Lassi (PAK)
W RSC
  Kovalev (RUS)
W 20–5
  Sultonov (UZB)
W 27–13
  Petchkoom (THA)
W 22–13
 
Luis Franco Featherweight   Talasbayev (KGZ)
W 32–15
  Oliveira (BRA)
W 30–15
  Tajbert (GER)
L 26–34
Did not advance
Mario Kindelán Lightweight   Sadiq (NGR)
W RSC
  Shah (PAK)
W 24–9
  Huseynov (AZE)
W 23–11
  Khrachev (RUS)
W 20–10
  Khan (GBR)
W 30–22
 
Yudel Johnson Light welterweight Bye   Mwale (ZAM)
W RSC
  Mahmudov (UZB)
W 32–28
  Georgiev (BUL)
W 13–9
  Boonjumnong (THA)
L 11–17
 
Lorenzo Aragón Welterweight   Kotakos (GRE)
W RSC
  Martirosyan (USA)
W 16–14
  Khairov (AZE)
W 32–28
  Kim J-J (KOR)
W 38–10
  Artayev (KAZ)
L 26–36
 
Yordanis Despaigne Middleweight   Pascal (CAN)
W 36–24
  Balzsay (HUN)
W 38–25
  Dirrell (USA)
L 11–12
Did not advance
Yoan Pablo Hernández Light heavyweight Bye   Makarenko (RUS)
L 18–30
Did not advance
Odlanier Solís Heavyweight N/A   Alekseyev (RUS)
W 24–21
  Vasquez (VEN)
W 24–4
  Al Shami (SYR)
W RSC
  Zuyev (BLR)
W 22–13
 
Michel López Núñez Super heavyweight N/A   Saidov (UZB)
W 18–13
  Estrada (USA)
W 21–7
  Aly (EGY)
L 16–18
Did not advance  

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karel Aguilar Chacon Men's C-1 1000 m 3:54.250 3 q 3:52.260 2 Q 3:54.957 8
Aldo Pruna Díaz Men's C-1 500 m 1:50.426 3 q 1:53.229 4 Did not advance
Ledis Balceiro
Ibrahim Rojas
Men's C-2 500 m 1:39.860 2 Q Bye 1:40.350  
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:30.435 2 Q Bye 3:50.346 8

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify to final; q = Qualify to semifinal

CyclingEdit

TrackEdit

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Reinier Cartaya
Julio César Herrera
Ahmed López
Men's team sprint 45.458
59.278
10 Did not advance
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Ahmed López Men's time trial 1:02.739 9
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Yoanka González Women's points race 5 0 10

DivingEdit

Cuban divers qualified for eight individual diving spots at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jorge Betancourt 3 m springboard 382.56 21 Did not advance
Erick Fornaris 380.07 22 Did not advance
Erick Fornaris 10 m platform 351.75 28 Did not advance
José Guerra 375.87 25 Did not advance
Jorge Betancourt
Erick Fornaris
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 338.46 4
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Iohana Cruz 3 m springboard 203.76 29 Did not advance
Yaima Mena 10 m platform 238.44 30 Did not advance
Yolanda Ortiz 259.47 26 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Four Cuban fencers (two men and two women) qualified for the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Andrés Carillo Individual épée Bye   Obry (FRA)
W 15–10
  Boisse (FRA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Cándido Maya Individual sabre   Kembe (CGO)
W 15–13
  Sharikov (RUS)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Eimey Gómez Individual épée   Dunnette (CAN)
W 11–9
  Flessel-Colovic (FRA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Ana Faez Miclin Individual sabre N/A   Lee S-M (KOR)
W 15–13
  Jacobson (USA)
L 4–15
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Abel Driggs Santos All-around 8.875 9.600 9.550 9.012 9.425 8.812 55.274 28 Did not advance
Eric López Ríos 9.062 9.500 9.637 9.400 9.687 9.112 56.398 18 Q 9.137 8.600 9.500 9.700 9.675 8.837 55.449 20
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Leyanet González Calero All-around 9.337 8.787 8.775 9.325 36.224 30 Q 9.325 8.725 8.012 9.237 35.299 22

JudoEdit

Twelve Cuban judoka (five men and seven women) qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yordanis Arencibia −66 kg   Ortíz (VEN)
W 0101–0010
  Young (AUS)
W 1001–0001
  Pina (POR)
W 1001–0001
  Krnáč (SVK)
L 0002–1010
Bye   Margoshvili (GEO)
W 0200–0000
 
Rubert Martínez −73 kg   Razvozov (ISR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Gabriel Arteaga −81 kg   Nyamkhüü (MGL)
W 0130–0001
  Kwon Y-W (KOR)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Yosvany Despaigne −90 kg   Taov (RUS)
L 0001–0011
Did not advance
Oreidis Despaigne −100 kg   Bubon (UKR)
W 0100–0010
  Jurack (GER)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance   Illadis (GRE)
W 1000–0010
  Lemaire (FRA)
L 0000–0221
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yamila Zambrano −48 kg Bye   Haddad (ALG)
L 0000–1110
Did not advance
Amarilis Savón −52 kg   Askelöf (SWE)
W 1000–0000
  Lee E-H (KOR)
W 1010–0000
  Heylen (BEL)
W 0101–0000
  Yokosawa (JPN)
L 0010–1000
Bye   Souakri (ALG)
W 1000–0000
 
Yurisleydis Lupetey −57 kg Bye   Harel (FRA)
W 1000–0000
  Göldi (SUI)
W WO
  Kye S-H (PRK)
L 0000–1000
Bye   Fernández (ESP)
W 0010–0000
 
Driulis González −63 kg Bye   Žolnir (SLO)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance Bye   Vandecaveye (BEL)
W 1000–0000
  Hong O-S (PRK)
W 1010–0000
  Krukower (ARG)
W WO
 
Anaysi Hernandez −70 kg   Moreira (ANG)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Yurisel Laborde −78 kg Bye   Kühnen (GER)
W 0011–0001
  Liu X (CHN)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance Bye   Moskalyuk (RUS)
W 1001–0000
  Lee S-Y (KOR)
W 0030–0022
  Lebrun (FRA)
W 1001–0001
 
Daima Beltrán +78 kg   Bryant (GBR)
W 0030–0010
  Bvegadzi (CGO)
W 1000–0000
  Blanco (VEN)
W 1001–0000
  Sun Fm (CHN)
W 1000–0000
Bye   Tsukada (JPN)
L 0100–1000
 

RowingEdit

Cuban rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yuleidys Cascaret Single sculls 7:19.45 2 R 6:58.44 1 SA/B/C 6:58.35 4 FB 6:58.61 12
Yoennis Hernández
Yosbel Martínez
Double sculls 7:20.95 5 R 6:16.38 2 SA/B 6:24.54 5 FB 6:15.37 9
Armando Arrechavaleta
Yosvel Iglesias
Lightweight double sculls 6:25.14 5 R 6:27.89 4 SC/D 6:28.09 2 FC 6:48.50 14
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ismaray Marrero
Dailin Taset
Lightweight double sculls 7:18.35 5 R 7:14.01 4 FC Bye 7:42.20 14

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; R=Repechage

ShootingEdit

Eight Cuban shooters (six men and two women) qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Norbelis Bárzaga 10 m air pistol 573 =30 Did not advance
50 m pistol 542 =34 Did not advance
Arseny Borrero 50 m pistol 535 40 Did not advance
Reinier Estpinan 50 m rifle prone 581 46 Did not advance
Leuris Pupo 25 m rapid fire pistol 585 =7 Did not advance
Juan Miguel Rodríguez Skeet 122 (4) =3 Q 147 (10)  
Guillermo Alfredo Torres 119 =21 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Eglis Yaima Cruz 10 m air rifle 385 39 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 571 =20 Did not advance
Margarita Tarradell 10 m air pistol 368 =35 Did not advance
25 m pistol 565 =32 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Cuban swimmers earned qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard time, and 1 at the B-standard time):

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marcos Hernández 50 m freestyle 23.19 34 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Imaday Núñez González 100 m breaststroke 1:12.14 27 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:36.40 28 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Two Cuban taekwondo jin qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ángel Matos Men's −80 kg   Estrada (MEX)
L 7–8
Did not advance
Yanelis Labrada Women's −49 kg Bye   Boorapolchai (THA)
W 3–1
  Carías (GUA)
W 8–3
Bye   Chen S-H (TPE)
L 4–5
 

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Francisco Álvarez
Juan Rossell
Men's Pool B
  DieckmannScheuerpflug (GER)
L 1 – 2 (19–21, 21–19, 10–15)
  AraújoInsfran (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (21–23, 20–22)
  CanetHamel (FRA)
W 2 – 0 (21–18, 21–19)
3 Did not advance
Dalixia Fernández
Tamara Larrea
Women's Pool B
  GattelliPerrotta (ITA)
W 2 – 1 (21–17, 18–21, 15–10)
  NaidooWilland (RSA)
W 2 – 0 (21–19, 21–16)
  BedeBehar (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (14–21, 19–21)
2 Q   Dumont
Martin (CAN)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 19–21)
Did not advance

IndoorEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Cuban roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[8]

Head coach: Luis Felipe Calderón

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2004 club
1 Yumilka Ruíz (C) 5 August 1978 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 329 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Camagüey
3 Nancy Carrillo 11 January 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Ciudad de La Habana
5 Maybelis Martínez (L) 13 June 1977 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Ciudad de La Habana
6 Daimí Ramírez 8 October 1983 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Camagüey
8 Yaima Ortíz 9 November 1981 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 313 cm (123 in)   Ciudad de La Habana
10 Ana Fernández 3 August 1973 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 316 cm (124 in)   Sancti Spíritus
11 Liana Mesa 26 December 1977 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 307 cm (121 in)   Camagüey
12 Rosir Calderón 28 December 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Ciudad de La Habana
13 Anniara Muñoz 24 January 1980 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 312 cm (123 in)   Cienfuegos
16 Dulce Téllez 12 September 1983 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 316 cm (124 in)   Santiago de Cuba
17 Marta Sánchez 17 May 1973 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Holguín
18 Zoila Barros 6 August 1976 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 312 cm (123 in)   Ciudad de La Habana
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   China 5 4 1 9 14 4 3.500 429 346 1.240 Quarterfinals
2   Russia 5 3 2 8 11 8 1.375 426 388 1.098
3   Cuba 5 3 2 8 11 10 1.100 443 460 0.963
4   United States 5 2 3 7 11 10 1.100 472 467 1.011
5   Germany 5 2 3 7 7 11 0.636 387 414 0.935
6   Dominican Republic 5 1 4 6 3 14 0.214 334 416 0.803
Source: FIVB
14 August 2004
09:00
Cuba   '2-3'   Germany Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Hiroyuki Ito (JPN), Abdullah Al Khelaifi (KSA)
(25–20, 26–24, 22–25, 15–25, 15–17)
result
16 August 2004
22:05
Russia   '2-3'   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Kim Kun Tae (KOR), Valdir Dellaqua (BRA)
(24–26, 25–19, 27–25, 19–25, 13–16)
result
18 August 2004
14:00
Cuba   '3'-2   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Patrick Rachard (FRA), Umit Sokullu (TUR)
(25–19, 22–25, 15–25, 25–21, 15–13)
result
20 August 2004
11:00
Dominican Republic   '0-3'   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
(23–25, 17–25, 23–25)
result
22 August 2004
21:30
Cuba   '0-3'   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Luciano Gaspari (ITA), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
(22–25, 12–25, 19–25)
result
Quarterfinals
24 August 2004
19:30
Italy   '2-3'   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Juan Angel Pereyra (ARG), Mahmoud Abdel Magid (EGY)
(23–25, 25–14, 25–22, 14–25, 12–15)
result
Semifinals
26 August 2004
22:15
Cuba   '2–3'   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 5,120
Referees: Luciano Gaspari (ITA), Dejan Jovanovic (SCG)
(22–25, 20–25, 25–17, 25–23, 10–15)
result
Bronze Medal Final
28 August 2004
18:00
Brazil   '1-3'   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
Referees: Jarmo Salonen (FIN), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
(22–25, 22–25, 25–14, 17–25)
result
  Won Bronze Medal

WeightliftingEdit

Two Cuban weightlifters qualified for the following events:

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Yoandry Hernández Men's −94 kg 167.5 =14 207.5 =10 375 12
Michel Batista Men's −105 kg 182.5 =12 212.5 12 395 11

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
René Montero −55 kg   Tulbea (MDA)
W 3–0 PO
  Abas (USA)
L 1–3 PP
2 Did not advance 13
Yandro Quintana −60 kg   Djorev (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
  Kumar (IND)
W 3–0 PO
1 Q   Pogosian (GEO)
W 3–0 PO
  Fedoryshyn (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
  Mostafa-Jokar (IRI)
W 3–0 PO
 
Serguei Rondón −66 kg   Tedeyev (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
  Tushishvili (GEO)
W 4–0 ST
2 Did not advance 9
Iván Fundora −74 kg   Maan (IND)
W 3–0 PO
  Obata (JPN)
W 3–0 PO
1 Q   Igali (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
  Laliyev (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
  Brzozowski (POL)
W 3–1 PP
 
Yoel Romero −84 kg   Cobb (GUM)
W 4–0 ST
  Bichinashvili (GER)
W 3–0 PO
1 Q   Loizidis (GRE)
W 3–1 PP
  Sanderson (USA)
L 1–3 PP
  Sazhidov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
4
Alexis Rodríguez −120 kg   Batzelas (GRE)
W 4–0 ST
  Priadun (UKR)
W 3–0 PO
1 Q   Polatçı (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Kuramagomedov (RUS)
W 5–0 VB
5
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lázaro Rivas −55 kg   Benchenaf (ALG)
W 4–0 ST
  Rangraz (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q   Majoros (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Chochua (GEO)
W 4–0 ST
5
Roberto Monzón −60 kg   Ashkani (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Gikas (GRE)
W 3–0 PO
  Tüfenk (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
1 Q Bye   Shevtsov (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
  Jung J-H (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
 
Juan Marén −66 kg   Mansurov (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
  Wolny (POL)
W 3–0 PO
N/A 2 Did not advance 13
Filiberto Azcuy −74 kg   Choi D-H (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
  Truszkowski (POL)
W 3–0 PO
N/A 1 Q   Yli-Hannuksela (FIN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Khalimov (KAZ)
L 0–5 VB
6
Ernesto Peña −96 kg   Lowney (USA)
W 3–1 PP
  Virág (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q   Özal (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Chkhaidze (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
5
Mijaín López −120 kg   Evseitchik (ISR)
W 3–0 PO
  Gül (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
N/A 1 Q   Baroyev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Szczepaniak (FRA)
W 5–0 VB
5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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