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Cuba at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Cuba competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's nineteenth appearance in the Olympics. With the baseball's removal from the Olympic program and the absence of the nation's volleyball team for the first time, the Cuban Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1964. A total of 111 athletes, 66 men and 45 women, competed in 13 sports. There was only a single competitor in archery and table tennis.

Cuba at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Cuba.svg
IOC code CUB
NOC Cuban Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors 111 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Mijaín López[1] (opening and closing)
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 3 7 15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Cuban team featured two defending Olympic champions: sprint hurdler Dayron Robles and Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López, who reprised his role to be the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Among the champions, only Lopez managed to successfully defend his Olympic title, in the men's super heavyweight division. Robles, on the other hand, missed out of the medal standings after he was disqualified in the finals.[2] Skeet shooter Guillermo Torres, the oldest athlete of the team at age 53, became the first Cuban athlete to compete in seven Olympic Games since 1980. Other notable Cuban athletes included decathlon bronze medalist Leonel Suárez, swimmer and Pan-American games medalist Hanser García, and four-time Olympic diver José Guerra.

Cuba left London with a total of 14 medals (5 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze), being considered its worst Olympic Games since 1976. Four of these medals were awarded to the athletes in boxing, three in judo, and two each in track and field and in wrestling. Among the nation's medalists were heavyweight judoka Idalys Ortiz, who previously won the bronze in Beijing, flyweight boxer Robeisy Ramírez, the youngest athlete of the team at age 18, and pistol shooter Leuris Pupo, who won Cuba's first ever gold medal in his sporting discipline.

In May 2013, Yarelys Barrios awarded the bronze in the women's discus throw when Russia's Darya Pishchalnikova had been tested positive for oxandrolone and thereby stripped of her medal. As a result, Cuba's medal total has been upgraded to 15.[3]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

Cuba has qualified one archer.

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 663 34   Rai (IND) (31)
L 5–6
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):[4][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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Omar Cisneros 400 m hurdles 48.63 3 Q 48.23 3 Did not advance
Andy González 800 m 1:46.24 4 q 1:53.46 9 Did not advance
Michael Herrera 200 m 21.05 6 Did not advance
Orlando Ortega 110 m hurdles 13.26 1 Q 13.26 2 Q 13.43 6
Dayron Robles 13.33 1 Q 13.10 1 Q DSQ
Roberto Skyers 200 m 20.66 4 Did not advance
Amaurys Valle 400 m hurdles 49.19 1 Q 50.48 7 Did not advance
Raidel Acea
Omar Cisneros
William Collazo
Noel Ruíz
Orestes Rodríguez
Amaurys Valle
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.55 3 Q N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yoandris Betanzos Triple jump 16.22 23 Did not advance
Lázaro Borges Pole vault 5.50 =16 Did not advance
Alexis Copello Triple jump 16.79 11 q 16.92 8
Jorge Fernández Discus throw 65.34 3 Q 62.02 11
Arnie David Girat Triple jump 16.45 16 Did not advance
Roberto Janet Hammer throw 73.34 19 Did not advance
Yunio Lastre Discus throw 57.33 40 Did not advance
Guillermo Martínez Javelin throw 80.06 16 Did not advance
Víctor Moya High jump 2.21 20 Did not advance
Carlos Véliz Shot put 18.57 34 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 10.80 6.75 14.48 1.99 48.76 14.24 42.27 4.60 59.85 4:38.57 7956 14
Points 906 755 758 794 873 944 711 790 736 689
Leonel Suárez Result 11.27 7.52 14.50 2.11 49.04 14.45 45.75 4.70 76.94 4:30.08 8523  
Points 801 940 759 906 859 917 782 819 996 744
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rose Mary Almanza 800 m 2:01.19 4 q 2:01.70 6 Did not advance
Dailín Belmonte Marathon N/A 2:38:08 70
Nelkys Casabona 200 m 23.82 8 Did not advance
Rose Mary Almanza
Daysiurami Bonne
Yaimeisi Borlot
Sahily Diago
Aymée Martínez
Diosmely Peña
4 × 400 m relay 3:27.41 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dailenys Alcántara Triple jump 13.97 15 Did not advance
Yarelys Barrios Discus throw 65.94 1 Q 66.38  
Daylis Caballero Pole vault NM Did not advance
Denia Caballero Discus throw 58.78 27 Did not advance
Yanet Cruz Javelin throw NM Did not advance
Misleydis González Shot put 17.68 21 Did not advance
Lesyaní Mayor High jump 1.85 =20 Did not advance
Yipsi Moreno Hammer throw 73.95 6 Q 74.60 6
Yaimé Pérez Discus throw 57.87 30 Did not advance
Josleidy Ribalta Triple jump 13.88 19 Did not advance
Yainelis Ribeaux Javelin throw 56.55 29 Did not advance
Yargeris Savigne Triple jump 14.28 9 q 14.12 9
Yarisley Silva Pole vault 4.55 =1 q 4.75  
Arasay Thondike Hammer throw 67.93 23 Did not advance
Mailín Vargas Shot put 16.76 27 Did not advance
Ariannis Vichy Hammer throw 67.48 25 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Cuba has so far qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yosvany Veitia Light flyweight   Ward (AUS)
W 26–4
  Zou S (CHN)
L 11–14
Did not advance
Robeisy Ramírez Flyweight   Susa (JPN)
W 19–7
  Butdee (THA)
W 22–10
  Selby (GBR)
W 16-11
  Conlan (IRL)
W 20–10
  Tögstsogt (MGL)
W 17–14
 
Lázaro Álvarez Bantamweight Bye   Diaz (USA)
W 21–15
  Vieira (BRA)
W 16–11
  Nevin (IRL)
L 14–19
Did not advance  
Yasniel Toledo Lightweight Bye   Liu Q (CHN)
W 14-10
  Zhailauov (KAZ)
W 19–11
  Lomachenko (UKR)
L 11–14
Did not advance  
Roniel Iglesias Light welterweight   Villaraga (COL)
W 20–9
  Lopes (BRA)
W 18–15
  Rahmonov (UZB)
W 21–15
  Mangiacapre (ITA)
W 15–8
  Berinchyk (UKR)
W 22–15
 
Julio César la Cruz Light heavyweight Bye   Al-Matbouli (JOR)
W 25–8
  Falcão (BRA)
L 15–18
Did not advance
José Larduet Heavyweight N/A   Mazaheri (IRI)
W DSQ
  Russo (ITA)
L 16–17
Did not advance
Erislandy Savón Super heavyweight N/A   Joshua (GBR)
L 10–12
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Cuba has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jorge García Men's K-1 1000 m 3:30.852 4 Q 3:31.937 5 FB 3:29.938 9
José Carlos Bulnes
Serguey Torres
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:44.341 5 Q 3:41.619 3 FA 3:42.357 6
Darisleydis Amador Women's K-1 200 m 42.761 5 Q 41.949 5 FB 45.099 12
Women's K-1 500 m 1:56.038 5 Q 1:58.762 7 Did not advance
Dayexi Gandarela
Yulitza Meneses
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.587 6 Q 1:51.428 8 FB 1:50.124 14

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Arnold Alcolea Men's road race 5:46:37 67
Yumari González Valdivieso Women's road race OTL

TrackEdit

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 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)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Lisandra Guerra Women's sprint 11.109
64.812
6   Gaviria (COL)
W 11.390
63.213
Bye   Lee W S (HKG)
W 11.485
62.690
Bye   Guo S (CHN)
L
Did not advance 5th place final
  Krupeckaitė (LTU)
  Shulika (UKR)
  Panarina (BLR)
L
6
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Lisandra Guerra Women's keirin 3 R 4 Did not advance 13
Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Marlies Mejías Women's omnium 14.554 8 4 12 9 3:41.897 9 14 35.912 5 57 8

DivingEdit

Cuba has qualified in the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jeinkler Aguirre 10 m platform 453.50 10 Q 436.95 18 Did not advance
José Guerra 440.90 17 Q 501.90 9 Q 527.70 5
Jeinkler Aguirre
José Guerra
10 m synchronized platform N/A 450.90 5
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Annia Rivera 10 m platform 233.95 25 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Asley González −90 kg   Campos (ARG)
W 1000–0000
  Gerasimenko (SRB)
W 0011–0002
  Anthony (AUS)
W 0010–0002
  Denisov (RUS)
W 1000–0001
Bye   Song D-n (KOR)
L 0001–0101
 
Oreidis Despaigne −100 kg Bye   Sayidov (UZB)
L 010H–0102
Did not advance
Óscar Brayson +100 kg   Padar (EST)
W 0100–0001
  Blas, Jr. (GUM)
W 0100–0001
  Riner (FRA)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance   Makarau (BLR)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance 7
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dayaris Mestre −48 kg   Kondratyeva (RUS)
W 0101–0000
  Dumitru (ROU)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Yanet Bermoy −52 kg Bye   Bundmaa (MGL)
W 0020–0000
  Müller (LUX)
W 0011–0002
  Heylen (BEL)
W 0011–0002
Bye   An K-a (PRK)
L 0000–0001
 
Yurisleydis Lupetey −57 kg   Boukouvala (GRE)
W 0011–0001
  Zabludina (RUS)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance
Yaritza Abel −63 kg Bye   Émane (FRA)
L 0001–0001 YUS
Did not advance
Onix Cortés −70 kg Bye   Tachimoto (JPN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Idalys Ortiz +78 kg Bye   Moniz (CPV)
W 0103–0002
  Ivashchenko (RUS)
W 0011–0002
  Tong W (CHN)
W 0010–0001
Bye   Sugimoto (JPN)
W 0000–0001
 

RowingEdit

Cuba has qualified the following boats.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ángel Fournier Single sculls 6:46.35 2 QF Bye 6:54.12 2 SA/B 7:30.19 4 FB 7:11.17 7
Yunior Pérez
Manuel Suárez
Lightweight double sculls 6:36.31 3 R 6:37.04 1 SA/B N/A 6:52.26 6 FB 6:34.96 10
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yariulvis Cobas Single sculls 7:48.58 4 QF Bye 7:56.89 5 SC/D 7:54.22 2 FC 8:14.59 15
Yoslaine Domínguez
Yaima Velázquez
Lightweight double sculls 7:12.99 4 R 7:19.33 3 SA/B N/A 7:21.86 6 FB 7:23.25 10

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

Cuba has qualified four quota places in the shooting events;[6]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Leuris Pupo 25 m rapid fire pistol 286 4 34 WR  
Guillermo Torres Skeet 110 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Eglis Yaima Cruz 50 m rifle 3 positions 581 16 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 391 44 Did not advance
Dianelys Pérez 50 m rifle 3 positions 579 21 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 393 29 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Cuban swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[7][8]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hanser García 50 m freestyle 22.45 23 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 48.97 15 Q 48.04 NR 3 Q 48.04 =NR 7
Pedro Medel 100 m backstroke 55.40 34 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:00.05 27 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Cuba has qualified 1 athlete.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andy Pereira Men's singles   Shing (VAN)
W 4–0
  Bobocica (ITA)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Cuba has qualified 1 man and 2 women.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Robelis Despaigne Men's +80 kg   Chukwumerije (NGR)
W 1–0
  Obame (GAB)
L 6–7 SDP
Did not advance   Thomsen-Fuataga (SAM)
W 14–2 PTG
  Keita (MLI)
W WO
Did not advance  
Nidia Muñoz Women's −57 kg   Paoli (LIB)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Glenhis Hernández Women's +67 kg   Dislam (MAR)
W 1–0 SDP
  Konieva (UKR)
W 16–2 PTG
  Graffe (FRA)
L 4–6
Did not advance   Espinoza (MEX)
L 2–4
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Cuba has qualified 4 men.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sergio Álvarez Men's −56 kg 121 8 150 DNF 121 DNF
Yasmani Romero 112 14 146 10 258 11
Iván Cambar Men's −77 kg 155 5 194 2 349  
Yoelmis Hernández Men's −85 kg 163 9 205 6 368 7

WrestlingEdit

Cuba has qualified quota places in the following events

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
Yowlys Bonne −60 kg Bye   Yumoto (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Liván López −66 kg   Taghavi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Yonemitsu (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Garcia (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
  Hasanov (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
 
Humberto Arencibia −84 kg Bye   Herbert (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Javier Cortina −96 kg Bye   Pliev (CAN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
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
Gustavo Balart −55 kg Bye   Karakuş (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
  Choi G-J (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Hanser Meoque −60 kg Bye   Jung J-H (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Pedro Mulens −66 kg Bye   Kim H-W (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Varderesyan (ARM)
W 3–0 PO
  Venckaitis (LTU)
W 3–1 PP
  Guénot (FRA)
L 0–3 PO
5
Alexei Bell −74 kg   Provisor (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Pablo Shorey −84 kg   Akhlaghi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Betts (USA)
W 3–0 PO
  Janikowski (POL)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 7
Yunior Estrada −96 kg Bye   Vála (CZE)
W 3–1 PP
  Ayari (TUN)
W 3–0 PO
  Rezaei (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
Bye   Aleksanyan (ARM)
L 0–3 PO
5
Mijaín López −120 kg Bye   El-Trabely (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
  Pherselidze (GEO)
W 3–0 PO
  Kayaalp (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
Bye   Nabi (EST)
W 3–0 PO
 
Women'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
Katerina Vidiaux −63 kg   Yeşilırmak (TUR)
W 5–0 VT
  Volosova (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff (30 June 2012). "Mijain López repite como abanderado de Cuba para Londres 2012" [Mijain Lopez Repeated as the Flag Bearer of Cuba for London 2012] (in Spanish). EFE (via Univision Deportes). Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Liu Xiang undergoes surgery as rival Dayron Robles limps out". 9 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Russian stripped of Olympic medal in discus for doping". CBCsports. May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2012, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  6. ^ "Quota places by NATION and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  8. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming (PDF), FINA, archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011, retrieved 8 June 2011