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Cuba women's national volleyball team

The Cuba women's national volleyball team was the first team to break the USSR's and Japan's domination in the world women's volleyball by winning the 1978 World Women's Volleyball Championship.

Cuba
Flag of Cuba.svg
AssociationFederación Cubana De Voleibol
ConfederationNORCECA
Head coachJuan Carlos Gala
FIVB ranking25 (as of September, 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances8 (First in 1972)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg (1992, 1996, 2000)
World Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1970)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg (1978, 1994, 1998)
World Cup
Appearances10 (First in 1973)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg (1989, 1991, 1995, 1999)

Cuba women's national volleyball team dominated the world in the last decade of the 20th century (1991–2000), winning eight times in row as FIVB World Champions in straight (6th World Cup in 1991, Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, 12th World Championship in 1994, 7th World Cup in 1995, Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, 13th World Championship in 1998, 8th World Cup in 1999, Sydney Olympic Games in 2000).

The team's nickname was Las Espectaculares Morenas del Caribe "The Spectacular Caribbean Girls" in English.

Winner of 10 major world titlesEdit

Year Games Host Runner-up Third Place
1978 8th World Championship USSR   Japan   Soviet Union
1989 5th World Cup Japan   Soviet Union   China
1991 # 6th World Cup Japan   China   Soviet Union
1992 # Barcelona Olympic Games Spain   Unified Team   United States
1994 # 12th World Championship Brazil   Brazil   Russia
1995 # 7th World Cup Japan   Brazil   China
1996 # Atlanta Olympic Games USA   China   Brazil
1998 # 13th World Championship Japan   China   Russia
1999 # 8th World Cup Japan   Russia   Brazil
2000 # Sydney Olympic Games Australia   Russia   Brazil

# – 8 consecutive major titles in 1990s (World Women's Volleyball Championship, World Cup, Olympic Games)

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

World CupEdit

World Grand PrixEdit

FIVB World Grand Champions CupEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Pan-American CupEdit

Final Four CupEdit

  • 2008 – 4th place
  • 2009 – did not participate
  • 2010 – did not participate

Current squadEdit

The following is the Cuban roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1][2][3]

Head coach: Tomás Fernández

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2017–18 club
1 Claudia Hernández Aguila 9 January 1997 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 225 cm (89 in) 223 cm (88 in)   La Habana
4 Lianny Tamayo Canton 30 April 1999 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Las Tunas
7 Evilania Martínez Luis 11 January 2000 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Camagüey
8 Diaris Pérez (c) 16 November 1998 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in)   La Habana
11 Gretell Elena Moreno Borrero 30 January 1998 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 287 cm (113 in) 280 cm (110 in)   Granma
12 Ailama Cesé Montalvo 29 October 2000 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 308 cm (121 in)   Mayabeque
14 Jessica Aguilera Carbajal 25 May 1999 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 311 cm (122 in) 302 cm (119 in)   La Habana
17 Kitania Medina Torres 24 February 1999 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 295 cm (116 in)   La Habana
19 Laura Beatriz Suárez Hernández 13 December 1998 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 292 cm (115 in)   Pinar Del Río
22 Egli Sabin Terri 25 November 1991 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 308 cm (121 in)   Cienfuegos
23 Daima del Río Preval 9 September 2000 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 236 cm (93 in) 234 cm (92 in)   La Habana
25 Ivy May Vila Wittingham 22 July 2001 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 235 cm (93 in) 232 cm (91 in)   Camagüey

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Debuta Cuba ante China en Mundial femenino de Voleibol". La Voz del Níquel (in Spanish). 27 September 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ Fumero, Daniel (27 September 2018). "Selección femenina cubana debuta este sábado en el Campeonato Mundial de Voleibol". Cibercuba (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Cuba Team Profile". FIVB. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

External linksEdit