Robelis Despaigne

Robelis Despaigne (born 9 August 1988, Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban taekwondo practitioner.[1][2]

Robelis Despaigne
Personal information
Born9 August 1988 (1988-08-09) (age 31)

He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the +80 kg event.[2] He beat Chika Yagazie Chukwumerije in the first round, before losing to Anthony Obame in sudden death in the quarterfinal. Because Obame reached the final Despaigne was entered into the repechage. There he beat Kaino Thomsen-Fuataga, with the fight stopped because of the points difference. He beat Daba Modibo Keita in his bronze medal match by walkover as Keita could not compete due to injury.[2]


  1. ^ "Robelis Despaigne". Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Robelis Despaigne Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2017-08-31.