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Cuba competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. As of 8 August 2008, 165 Cuban athletes had qualified to compete in 16 sports.[2] The country's flagbearer at the opening ceremony was wrestler Mijaín López.[3]

Cuba at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cuba.svg
IOC codeCUB
NOCCuban Olympic Committee
in Beijing
Competitors149[1] in 16 sports
Flag bearer Mijaín López (opening)
Leonel Suárez (closing)
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
3
Silver
10
Bronze
17
Total
30
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Mijaín López Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg
  Gold Dayron Robles Athletics Men's 110 m hurdles
  Gold Yipsi Moreno Athletics Women's hammer throw
  Silver Yoanka González Cycling Women's points race
  Silver Yanet Bermoy Judo Women's 48 kg
  Silver Anaysi Hernández Judo Women's 70 kg
  Silver Yalennis Castillo Judo Women's 78 kg
  Silver Cuba national baseball team
Ariel Pestano Luis Miguel Navas Vicyohandri Odelín
Yoandry Urgellés Giorvis Duvergel Pedro Luis Lazo
Alfredo Despaigne Alexander Mayeta Eduardo Paret
Luis Rodríguez Eriel Sánchez Norberto González
Alexei Bell Rolando Meriño Norge Luis Vera
Yadier Pedroso Héctor Olivera Frederich Cepeda
Jonder Martínez Michel Enríquez Elier Sánchez
Adiel Palma Yulieski Gourriel Miguel Lahera
Baseball Men's tournament
  Silver Emilio Correa Boxing Middleweight
  Silver Carlos Banteaux Boxing Welterweight
  Silver Andry Laffita Boxing Flyweight
  Silver Yankiel León Boxing Bantamweight
  Silver Misleydis González Athletics Shot put
  Bronze Yordanis Arencibia Judo Men's 66 kg
  Bronze Eglis Yaima Cruz Shooting Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions
  Bronze Óscar Brayson Judo Men's +100 kg
  Bronze Idalys Ortiz Judo Women's +78 kg
  Bronze Ibrahim Camejo Athletics Men's long jump
  Bronze Daynellis Montejo Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
  Bronze Yampier Hernández Boxing Light flyweight
  Bronze Yordenis Ugás Boxing Lightweight
  Bronze Roniel Iglesias Boxing Light welterweight
  Bronze Osmai Acosta Duarte Boxing Heavyweight
  Bronze Leonel Suárez Athletics Men's decathlon
  Bronze Michel Batista Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg
  Bronze Yordanis Borrero Weightlifting Men's 69 kg
  Bronze Jadier Valladares Weightlifting Men's 85 kg
  Bronze Yoandry Hernández Weightlifting Men's 94 kg
  Bronze Disney Rodríguez Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg
  Bronze Yargelis Savigne Athletics Women's triple jump

ArcheryEdit

Cuba sent archers to the Olympics for the third time, seeking the nation's first Olympic medal in the sport. Juan Carlos Stevens earned the country its only qualifying spot, in the men's competition, by placing second in the 2008 Pan American championship.[4]

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
Juan Carlos Stevens Men's individual 659 28   Hartley (RSA) (37)
W 107 (19)–107 (17)
  Bodnar (ROU) (60)
W 108–101
  Wills (GBR) (21)
W 108–104
  Park K-M (KOR) (4)
L 108 (17)–108 (19)
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Cuba sent 40 representatives in athletics.[5]

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
William Collazo 400 m 45.37 3 Q N/A 45.06 6 Did not advance
Andy González 800 m 1:46.59 4 N/A Did not advance
Yeimer López 1:45.66 1 Q N/A 1:46.40 2 Q 1:45.88 6
Dayron Robles 110 m hurdles 13.39 1 Q 13.19 1 Q 13.12 1 Q 12.93  
Henry Vizcaíno 100 m 10.28 4 q 10.33 5 Did not advance
Omar Cisneros
William Collazo
Yunior Díaz
Yunier Perez
4 × 400 m relay 3:02.24 7 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Lázaro Borges Pole vault NM Did not advance
Anier Boué Javelin throw 71.85 28 Did not advance
Ibrahim Camejo Long jump 8.23 2 Q 8.20  
Alexis Copello Triple jump 17.09 13 Did not advance
Jorge Fernández Discus throw 59.60 27 Did not advance
Héctor Dairo Fuentes Triple jump 17.14 10 q 16.28 12
Arnie David Giralt 17.30 4 Q 17.52 4
Wilfredo Martínez Long jump 8.07 6 q 8.19 5
Alexis Paumier Shot put NM Did not advance
Reinaldo Proenza 19.20 31 Did not advance
Carlos Véliz 19.58 24 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Yordanis García Result 10.64 7.07 15.82 1.96 49.66 13.90 36.73 4.70 65.60 5:00.49 7992 14
Points 942 830 840 767 830 987 598 819 822 557
Leonel Suárez Result 10.90 7.33 14.49 2.05 47.91 14.15 44.45 4.70 73.98 4:29.17 8527 NR  
Points 883 893 758 850 913 955 756 819 950 750
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yenima Arencibia 100 m hurdles 13.43 6 N/A Did not advance
Virgen Benavides 100 m 11.45 3 Q 11.40 5 Did not advance
Zulia Calatayud 800 m 2:00.34 1 Q N/A 1.58.78 4 Did not advance
Roxana Díaz 200 m 23.09 3 Q 22.98 4 q 23.12 8 Did not advance
Indira Terrero 400 m 51.56 4 q N/A 51.80 6 Did not advance
Anay Tejeda 100 m hurdles 12.84 2 Q N/A DNF Did not advance
Zulia Calatayud
Susana Clement
Roxana Díaz
Indira Terrero
4 × 400 m relay 3:25.46 2 Q N/A 3:23.31 NR 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yarelys Barrios Discus throw 62.23 4 63.64 DSQ[6]
Yunaika Crawford Hammer throw 66.16 31 Did not advance
Yanet Cruz Javelin throw 58.06 19 Did not advance
Yumileidi Cumbá Shot put 17.60 20 Did not advance
Yania Ferrales Discus throw 59.87 15 Did not advance
Mabel Gay Triple jump 14.09 15 Did not advance
Misleydis González Shot put 18.91 7 Q 19.50  
Yarianna Martínez Triple jump 13.96 21 Did not advance
Osleidys Menéndez Javelin throw 60.51 11 q 63.35 6
Yipsi Moreno Hammer throw 73.92 1 Q 75.20  
Yargelis Savigne Long jump 6.49 17 Did not advance
Triple jump 14.99 1 Q 15.05  
Yarisley Silva Pole vault 4.15 =27 Did not advance
Arasay Thondike Hammer throw 68.74 15 Did not advance
Mailín Vargas Shot put 18.47 14 Q 18.28 10
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Gretchen Quintana Result 13.77 1.68 13.10 24.34 6.02 38.14 2:20.31 5830 25*
Points 1011 830 734 948 856 632 819

* The athlete who finished in second place, Lyudmila Blonska of the Ukraine, tested positive for a banned substance.[7] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, and Quintana moved up a position.

BaseballEdit

Cuba earned a qualification spot in baseball by placing in the top two at the 2006 Americas Olympic Qualifying Event. The Cuba national baseball team has historically been very successful at the Olympics, winning the gold medal in three of the four tournaments held so far and taking the silver in 2000.

Athlete(s) Position
Ariel Pestano
Yoandry Urgellés
Alfredo Despaigne
Luis Rodríguez
Alexei Bell
Yadier Pedroso
Jonder Martínez
Adiel Palma
Luis Miguel Navas
Giorvis Duvergel
Alexander Mayeta
Eriel Sánchez
Rolando Meriño
Héctor Olivera
Michel Enríquez
Yulieski Gourriel
Vicyohandri Odelín
Pedro Luis Lazo
Eduardo Paret
Norberto González
Norge Luis Vera
Frederich Cepeda
Elier Sánchez
Miguel La Hera
Catcher
Outfield
-
-
Outfield
Pitcher
Pitcher
Pitcher
Infield
Outfield
Infield
-
Catcher
Infield
Infield
Infield
Pitcher
Pitcher
Infield
Pitcher
Pitcher
Outfield
-
-

[8]

Team G W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
  South Korea 7 7 0 41 22 1.000 - -
  Cuba 7 6 1 52 23 .857 1 -
  United States 7 5 2 40 22 .714 2 -
  Japan 7 4 3 30 14 .571 3 -
  Chinese Taipei 7 2 5 29 33 .286 5 1-0
  Canada 7 2 5 29 20 .286 5 0-1
  Netherlands 7 1 6 9 50 .143 6 1-0
  China 7 1 6 14 60 .143 6 0-1

BoxingEdit

Cuba qualified ten boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. The light heavyweight class was the only one in which Cuba did not qualify a boxer. Nine of the ten Cuban qualifiers did so at the first American qualifying tournament.[9][10] For the first time since the 1988 Olympic Games, Cuba did not win a gold medal.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yampier Hernández Light flyweight   Dostiev (TJK)
W 12–1
  Chygayev (UKR)
W 21–3
  Carvalho (BRA)
W 21–6
  Serdamba (MGL)
L 8–8+
Did not advance  
Andry Laffita Flyweight Bye   Yafai (GBR)
W 9–3
  Arroyo (PUR)
W 11–2
  Balakshin (RUS)
W 9–8
  Jongjohor (THA)
L 2–8
 
Yankiel León Bantamweight Bye   Abutalipov (KAZ)
W 10–3
  Petchkoom (THA)
W 10–2
  Julie (MRI)
W 7–5
  Badar-Uugan (MGL)
L 5–16
 
Idel Torriente Featherweight   Dzanie (GHA)
W 11–2
  Enkhzorig (MGL)
W 10–9
  Imranov (AZE)
L 14–16
Did not advance
Yordenis Ugás Lightweight   Kramou (ALG)
W 21–3
  Valentino (ITA)
W 10–2
  Popescu (ROU)
W 11–7
  Sow (FRA)
L 8-15
Did not advance  
Roniel Iglesias Light welterweight   Smaila (CMR)
W 15–1
  Moussaid (MAR)
W 15–4
  Kovalev (RUS)
W 5–2
  Boonjumnong (THA)
L 5–10
Did not advance  
Carlos Banteaux Welterweight Bye   Saunders (GBR)
W 13–6
  Abdin (EGY)
W 10–2
  Hanati (CHN)
W 17–4
  Sarsekbayev (KAZ)
L 9–18
 
Emilio Correa Middleweight   Fletcher (AUS)
W 17–4
  Derevyanchenko (UKR)
W 18–4
  Rasulov (UZB)
W 9–7
  Kumar (IND)
W 8–5
  DeGale (GBR)
L 14-16
 
Osmay Acosta Heavyweight N/A   Durodola (NGR)
W 11–0
  Pavlidis (GRE)
W 7–4
  Chakhkiev (RUS)
L 5–10
Did not advance  
Robert Alfonso Super heavyweight N/A   Glazkov (UKR)
L 3–5
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Three Cuban canoers and one kayaker have qualified for the Olympic Games.[11]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jorge García Men's K-1 500 m 1:42:80 7 QS 1:49:08 8 Did not advance
Men's K-1 1000 m 3:38:86 7 QS 3:41:22 5 Did not advance
Aldo Pruna Men's C-1 500 m 1:51.11 5 QS 1:53.81 5 Did not advance
Men's C-1 1000 m 4:02.35 3 QS 4:01.75 3 Q 3:59.09 8
Karel Aguilar
Serguey Torres
Men's C-2 500 m 1:44.15 7 QS 1:43:64 5 Did not advance
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:41.17 2 QF Bye 3:48:88 8

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Yumari González Valdivieso Women's road race 3:51.39 60

TrackEdit

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Lisandra Guerra Women's sprint 11.462
62.816
9   Kanis (NED)
L REL
  Tyslinskaya (BLR)
  Tsukuda (JPN)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
  Grankovskaya (RUS)
  Hijgenaar (NED)
  Tsukuda (JPN)
L
10
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Yoanka González Women's points race 18 0  

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jorge Betancourt 3 m springboard 428.25 19 Did not advance
Jorge Luis Pupo 388.70 27 Did not advance
Jeinkler Aguirre 10 m platform 423.75 16 Q 414.20 15 Did not advance
José Guerra 443.20 11 Q 438.80 11 Q 507.15 5
Erick Fornaris
José Guerra
10 m synchronized platform N/A 409.38 7

FencingEdit

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
Misleydis Compañy Individual foil   Halls (AUS)
W 15–13
  Trillini (ITA)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Mailyn González Individual sabre   Toure (SEN)
W 15–7
  Jacobson (USA)
L 11–15
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary 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
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yosmani Piker −60 kg Bye   Davtyan (ARM)
L 0010–0100
Did not advance
Yordanis Arencibia −66 kg Bye   González (AND)
W 1010–0000
  El Hady (EGY)
W 0001–0000
  Takata (USA)
W 0010–0000
  Uchishiba (JPN)
L 0001–0020
Bye   Gadanov (RUS)
W 0010–0001
 
Ronald Girones −73 kg N/A   Toma (MDA)
L 0001-0010
Did not advance
Oscar Cardenas −81 kg Bye   Rodriguez (FRA)
W 0110–0001
  Neto (POR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Asley González −90 kg N/A   Dafreville (FRA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance   Meloni (ITA)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance
Oreidis Despaigne −100 kg N/A   Celotti (AUS)
W 0010–0000
  Jang S-H (KOR)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Óscar Brayson +100 kg Bye   Hachache (LIB)
W 1011–0000
  Zegarra (PER)
W 1000–0000
  Schlitter (BRA)
W 1000–0000
  Tangriev (UZB)
L 0011–1010
Bye   Roudaki (IRI)
W 0200–0000
 
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
Yanet Bermoy −48 kg   Miranda (ECU)
W 1010–0000
  Bogdanova (RUS)
W 0010–0001
  Baschin (GER)
W 0001–0000
  Pak O-S (PRK)
W 1021–0000
Bye   Dumitru (ROU)
L 0000–1100
 
Yagnelis Mestre −52 kg   An K-A (PRK)
L 0000–0201
Did not advance   Velázquez (VEN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Yurisleydis Lupetey −57 kg   Baptiste (HAI)
W 0111–0000
  Jelassi (TUN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Driulis González −63 kg Bye   Heill (AUT)
W 0010–0001
  Wang C-F (TPE)
W 0010–0000
  Tanimoto (JPN)
L 0000–1011
Bye   Willeboordse (NED)
L 0000–0001
5
Anaysi Hernández −70 kg Bye   Alvear (COL)
W 1000–0100
  Scapin (ITA)
W 1000–0000
  Böhm (GER)
W 1000–0010
Bye   Ueno (JPN)
L 0000–1000
 
Yalennis Castillo −78 kg   Abikeyeva (KAZ)
W 1021–0000
  Divya (IND)
W 1000–0000
  Possamaï (FRA)
W 0030–0000
  Jeong G-M (KOR)
W 0001–0000
Bye   Yang Xl (CHN)
L 0000–0000 YUS
 
Idalys Ortiz +78 kg Bye   Ramadan (EGY)
W 0110–0000
  Shepherd (AUS)
W 1000–0000
  Tong W (CHN)
L 0000–0010
Bye   Tserenkhand (MGL)
W 1000–0000
 

Modern pentathlonEdit

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Yaniel Velázquez Men's 184 10 1144 18–17 20 832 2:16.38 36 1164 172 13 1028 9:29.55 10 1124 5292 15

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eyder Batista
Yunior Perez
Lightweight double sculls 6:19.36 4 R 6:40.15 2 SA/B 6:33.60 3 FA 6:19.96 6
Yuleidys Cascaret
Janier Concepción
Ángel Fournier
Yoennis Hernández
Quadruple sculls 5:44.68 4 R 6:03.56 2 SA/B 6:04.99 6 FB 5:52.66 12
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mayra González Single sculls 8:07.22 2 QF N/A 7:45.75 4 SC/D 8:02.10 1 FC 7:42.68 15
Ismaray Marrero
Yaima Velázquez
Lightweight double sculls 7:13.35 4 R 7:32.14 3 SA/B N/A 7:30.15 6 FB 7:20.07 12

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; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Eliécer Pérez 10 m air rifle 585 44 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 582 52 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1134 47 Did not advance
Leuris Pupo 25 m rapid fire pistol 578 7 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Eglis Yaima Cruz 10 m air rifle 396 11 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 588 2 687.6  

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pedro Medel 200 m backstroke 2:01.32 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Heysi Villarreal 200 m freestyle 2:03.23 NR 41 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gessler Viera Men's −68 kg   Tazegül (TUR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Ángel Matos Men's +80 kg   Basile (ITA)
W 3–1
  Liu Xb (CHN)
W 2–1
  Cha D-M (KOR)
L 1–2
Bye   Chilmanov (KAZ)
L DSQ1
Did not advance 5
Daynellis Montejo Women's −49 kg   Puedpong (THA)
L 1–0
Did not advance   Tran (VIE)
W 4–0
  Yang S-C (TPE)
W 3–2
Did not advance  

1 Ángel Matos was leading 3–2 in the bronze medal bout against Kazakhstan's Arman Chilmanov, until he apparently suffered a broken toe, and was subsequently ruled to have retired after the allotted one minute of injury time expired. Matos kicked referee Chakir Chelbat in the face, pushed a judge and spat on the floor of the arena before he and his coach, Leudin González, who criticized the referee's ruling as too strict and accused Kazakhstan of bribing officials, were escorted put by security. The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) banned Matos and González for life, and Matos' results at the Beijing Games were deleted from the records.

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Milagros Crespo
Imara Esteves
Women's Pool E
  PohlRau (GER)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 19–21)
  KadijkMooren (NED)
W 2 – 0 (21–11, 21–15)
  BranaghYoungs (USA)
L 1 – 2 (19–21, 21–13, 12–15)
3 Q   Chen X
Zhang X (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 13–21)
Did not advance
Dalixia Fernández
Larrea Peraza
Pool B
  HåkedalTørlen (NOR)
W 2 – 0 (22–20, 21–19)
  May-TreanorWalsh (USA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 16–21)
  KusuharaSaiki (JPN)
W 2 – 0 (21–18, 21–17)
2 Q   Branagh
Youngs (USA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 13–21)
Did not advance

IndoorEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Cuba qualified a team to the women's tournament. The team won all of its five group play games, finishing as group winners. They also won the quarterfinal, bot lost both the semifinal and the bronze medal game, thus obtaining a final ranking of 4th for the tournament.

Roster

The following is the Cuban roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[12]

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Yumilka Ruíz 8 May 1978 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Camagüey
2 Yanelis Santos 30 March 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 304 cm (120 in)   Ciego de Ávila
3 Nancy Carrillo 11 January 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Ciudad Habana
6 Daimí Ramírez 8 October 1983 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Camagüey
8 Yaima Ortíz 9 November 1981 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 303 cm (119 in)   Ciudad Habana
9 Rachel Sánchez 9 January 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Pinar del Río
10 Yusleynis Herrera 12 March 1984 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Ciudad Habana
11 Liana Mesa 26 December 1977 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 316 cm (124 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Camagüey
12 Rosir Calderón 28 December 1984 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 307 cm (121 in)   Ciudad Habana
14 Kenia Carcaces 23 January 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Holguín
15 Yusidey Silié 11 November 1984 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 307 cm (121 in)   Ciudad Habana
18 Zoila Barros 6 August 1976 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 307 cm (121 in)   Ciudad Habana
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
 
Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba 10 5 0 426 371 1.148 15 3 5.000
2   United States 9 4 1 459 441 1.041 12 9 1.333
3   China 8 3 2 467 395 1.182 13 7 1.857
4   Japan 7 2 3 381 389 0.979 7 11 0.636
5   Poland 6 1 4 441 445 0.991 9 12 0.750
6   Venezuela 5 0 5 262 395 0.663 1 15 0.067
9 August 2008
14:30
Poland   1–3   Cuba Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Kim Kun-Tae (South Korea), Janpen Jirakakul (Thailand)
(25–21, 17–25, 20–25, 17–25)
result statistics
11 August 2008
12:35
United States   0–3   Cuba Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Umit Sokullu (Turkey), Dejan Jovanovic (Serbia)
(15–25, 24–26, 17–25)
result statistics
13 August 2008
20:00
Cuba   3–2   China Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Frank Leuthauser (Germany), Massimo Menghini (Italy)
(18–25, 14–25, 25–23, 32–30, 15–13)
result statistics
15 August 2008
22:45
Japan   0–3   Cuba Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Andrei Zenovich (Russia), Massimo Menghini (Italy)
(17–25, 22–25, 22–25)
result statistics
17 August 2008
12:00
Cuba   3–0   Venezuela Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Andrei Zenovich (Russia), Konstantin Tufekchiev (Bulgaria)
(25–20, 25–20, 25–19)
result statistics
Quarterfinal
19 August 2008
10:00
Cuba   3–0   Serbia Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Ibrahim al-Naama (Qatar), Kim Kun-Tae (South Korea)
(26–24, 25–19, 26–24)
result statistics
Semifinal
21 August 2008
12:35
Cuba   0–3   United States Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Frans Loderus (Netherlands), Dejan Jovanovic (Serbia)
(20–25, 16–25, 17–25)
result statistics
Bronze medal game
23 August 2008
12:30
Cuba   1–3   China   Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Andrei Zenovich (Russia), Konstantin Tufekchiev (Bulgaria)
(16–25, 25–21, 13–25, 20–25)
result statistics

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sergio Álvarez −56 kg 120 8 152 7 272 6
Lázaro Maikel Ruiz −62 kg 132 8 162 6 294 6
Yordanis Borrero −69 kg 148 6 180 6 328  
Iván Cambar −77 kg 157 8 196 3 353 6
Jadier Valladares −85 kg 169 7 203 5 372  
Yoandry Hernández −94 kg 178 6 215 5 393  

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 Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maikel Pérez −55 kg   Gadzhiev (BLR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Yandro Quintana −60 kg   Qin H (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
  Batirov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Huseynov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Geandry Garzón −66 kg Bye   Şahin (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Taghavi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Tushishvili (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
5
Iván Fundora −74 kg   Si Rg (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
  Askren (USA)
W 3–1 PP
  Saitiev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Cho B-K (KOR)
W 3–0 PO
  Terziev (BUL)
L 0–5 VT
5
Reineris Salas −84 kg Bye   Hrovat (USA)
W 3–1 PP
  Balcı (TUR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Michel Batista −96 kg Bye   Cormier (USA)
W 5–0 VB
  Tigiyev (KAZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Vivénes (VEN)
L 1–3 PP
  Gogshelidze (GEO)
L 0–5 VT
 
Disney Rodríguez −120 kg Bye   Chintoan (ROU)
W 3–0 PO
  Taymazov (UZB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Isayev (AZE)
W 5–0 VT
  Musuľbes (SVK)
L 1–3 PP
 
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yagnier Hernández −55 kg Bye   Cha K-S (PRK)
W 3–1 PP
  Bayramov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Mohamed (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
  Amoyan (ARM)
L 0–3 PO
5
Roberto Monzón −60 kg Bye   Hidalgo (FRA)
W 3–1 PP
  Albiev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Sucu (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
  Tyumenbayev (KGZ)
L 0–3 PO
5
Alain Milián −66 kg   Guénot (FRA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance   Lőrincz (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
  Siamionau (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Yunior Estrada −84 kg   Bátky (SVK)
W 3–0 PO
  Abrahamian (SWE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Mijaín López −120 kg Bye   Artsiukhin (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
  Patrikeyev (ARM)
W 5–0 VT
  Sjöberg (SWE)
W 3–0 PO
Bye   Baroyev (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "149 Cubans qualify for Olympics", Xinhua, 5 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Cuban wrestler Mijain Lopez: only gold is my goal", Xinhua, 30 July 2008.
  4. ^ FITA Olympic Qualification - Men
  5. ^ "Cuban runner Robles trains in Havana", Xinhua, 31 July 2008.
  6. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-two-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-beijing-2008
  7. ^ "Blonska thrown out of long jump". BBC Sport. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
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  9. ^ 1st AIBA American Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine Hernandez became the tenth Cuban boxer to qualify when he did so at the second American continental qualifying tournament.
  10. ^ 2nd AIBA American Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament Archived September 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
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