Cuba

History

Cuba made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900. Afterwards their participation was initially sparse where they participated at the 1904, 1924 and 1928 games. After competing at the 1948 Olympics Cuba would participate in all subsequent Olympics with the exceptions of 1984 and 1988 where they participated in boycotts led by the Soviet Union and North Korea respectively. Cuba sends a large delegation of athletes to the Olympics with over 100 athletes appearing at each games since 1968. The nation competes in a variety of sports, though sends a large group in athletics, boxing, judo and wrestling.

Cuba won its first Olympic medal at the 1900 Olympics and has won at least one medal since 1964. In total the nation has won 219 medals in 15 sports, including the reintroduced sport of baseball. Cuba ranks third in Pan America for most medals. Their most successful sports include boxing (73), athletics (40), judo (36) and wrestling (24). In team sports Cuba was quite successful in baseball, winning five medals. Cuba’s most successful summer athlete is fencer Ramon Fonst. In 1900 Fonst was able to win gold in men’s epee and silver in men’s amateurs-masters epee. At the 1904 games Fonst defended his gold in epee and won a second gold in men’s foil. His third gold was in the men’s epee team event. In 2016 Cuba won 11 medals with six of them being in boxing.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s High Jump Luis Enrique Zayas
Men’s Long Jump Juan Miguel Echevarria
Lester Lescay
Maykel Masso
Men’s Triple Jump Jordan Diaz
Andy Diaz
Cristian Napoles

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Roxana Gomez
Women’s 800m Rose Mary Almanza
Women’s 400m Hurdles Zurian Hechavarria
Women’s 4x400m Relay Zurian Hechavarria
Rose Mary Almanza
Lisneidy Veitia
Roxana Gomez
Women’s Pole Vault Yarisley Silva
Women’s Triple Jump Liadagmis Povea
Leyanis Perez
Davisleydi Velazco
Women’s Discus Throw Denia Caballero
Yaime Perez
Women’s Heptathlon Yorgelis Rodriguez

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Yosvany Veitia Yosvany Veitia
Men’s Featherweight Lazaro Alvarez Lazaro Alvarez
Men’s Lightweight Andy Cruz Andy Cruz
Men’s Welterweight Roniel Iglesias Roniel Iglesias
Men’s Light Heavyweight Arlen Lopez Arlen Lopez
Men’s Heavyweight Julio Cesar La Cruz Julio Cesar La Cruz
Men’s Super Heavyweight Dainier Pero Dainier Pero

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s C1 1000m Jose Pelier Jose Pelier
Eligible to Compete Fernando Jorge
Women’s C1 200m Eligible to Compete Yarisleidis Cirilo
Eligible to Compete Katherin Nuevo
Men’s C2 1000m Serguey Torres
Fernando Jorge
Serguey Torres
Fernando Jorge
Women’s C2 500m Mayvihanet Borges
Katherin Nuevo
Yarisleidis Cirilo
Katherin Nuevo

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Arlenis Sierra

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Manrique Larduet Injured
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Marcia Vidiaux Marcia Vidiaux

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -73kg Magdiel Estrada Magdiel Estrada
Men’s -90kg Ivan Silva Ivan Silva
Men’s +100kg Andy Granda Andy Granda
Women’s -63kg Maylin del Toro Maylin del Toro
Women’s -78kg Kaliema Antomarchi Kaliema Antomarchi
Women’s +78kg Idalys Ortiz Idalys Ortiz

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Lester Ders Lester Ders
Women’s Individual Leydi Moya Leydi Moya

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Single Sculls Milena Venegas Milena Venegas

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Eglys de la Cruz Eglys de la Cruz
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Double Starter Eglys de la Cruz
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
(1) (2)
Leuris Pupo Leuris Pupo
Jorge Alvarez Jorge Alvarez
Women’s 25m Pistol Double Starter Laina Perez
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Jorge Grau Jorge Grau
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Laina Perez Laina Perez
Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol Eligible to Compete

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Daniela Fonseca Daniela Fonseca
Mixed Doubles Jorge Campos
Daniela Fonseca
Jorge Campos
Daniela Fonseca

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s +80kg Rafael Alba Rafael Alba

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Beach Volleyball Lidianny Echevarria
Yanisleydis Sanchez
Leila Martinez
Mailen Deliz
Lidianny Echevarria
Leila Martinez

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -96kg Olfides Saez Olfides Saez
Women’s -49kg Ludia Montero Ludia Montero
Women’s -64kg Marina Rodriguez Marina Rodriguez
Women’s +87kg Eyurkenia Duverger Eyurkenia Duverger

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -65kg Alejandro Valdes Alejandro Valdes
Men’s Freestyle -74kg Geandry Garzon Geandry Garzon
Men’s Freestyle -97kg Reineris Salas Reineris Salas
Men’s Greco-Roman -60kg Luis Orta Luis Orta
Men’s Greco-Roman -67kg Ismael Borrero Ismael Borrero
Men’s Greco-Roman -77kg Yosvanys Pena Yosvanys Pena
Men’s Greco-Roman -87kg Daniel Gregorich Daniel Gregorich
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Gabriel Rosillo Gabriel Rosillo
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Oscar Pino Mijain Lopez
Women’s Freestyle -50kg Yusneylys Guzman Yusneylys Guzman
Women’s Freestyle -53kg Lianna Montero Laura Herin
Women’s Freestyle -68kg Yudari Sanchez Yudari Sanchez