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Rodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera (born October 25, 1972 in Havana, Cuba)[1] is a 3-time Olympic swimmer from Cuba, and has been called the country's best swimmer ever.[2] Since 2006, he has been the country's National Commissioner for swimming.[2]

Rodolfo Falcón
Personal information
Full nameRodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera
Nationality Cuba
Born (1972-10-25) October 25, 1972 (age 47)
Havana, Cuba
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke
ClubEscuela Marcelo Salado
College teamMarcelo Salado
CoachJosé Vázquez Gómez

He swam for Cuba at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics. At the 1996 Games, he won the silver medal in the 100 back ahead of countryman Neisser Bent—these represent the one swimming Olympic medals won by a Cuban. Falcón retired from the sport in 2002.

At the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games, he set the Championship Record in 100 backstroke at 56.00, which still stands as the record as of 2009.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falcón's entry at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2010-12-15.
  2. ^ a b (in Spanish) Nadadores en apuros (trans: Swimmers in trouble). Published by CubAhora on 2010-12-15, retrieved 2010-12-15.
  3. ^ Men's 100 back results from the 2006 CACs. Retrieved 2009-06-21.