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Haislan Veranes Garcia (born March 4, 1983) is a Canadian freestyle wrestler. Competing in the 65–66 kg division, he participated in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics; he reached quarter-finals in 2012, losing to the eventual champion Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu. Garcia competed at six world championships, beginning in 2009, and placed fifth in 2010. In 2015 he won a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. At the Pan American Championships he won silver medals in 2008 and 2009 and bronze medals in 2010 and 2011.[1]

Haislan Veranes
Haislan Garcia 2012.jpg
Garcia at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1983-03-04) March 4, 1983 (age 36)[1]
Guanabacoa, Cuba[1]
ResidenceNew Westminster, British Columbia[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1][2]
Weight66 kg (146 lb; 10 st 6 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle wrestling

Garcia was born in Cuba and immigrated to Canada in 2004, following his father, mother and younger sister. He graduated from a military school in Cuba and has a son Harrison, who also competes in wrestling.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Haislan Garcia. olympic.ca
  2. ^ Haislan Veranes Garcia. sports-reference.com

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