Ariel Pestano

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pestano and the second or maternal family name is Valdés.
Ariel Pestano
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney Team
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold 2001 Taipei Team
Gold 2003 Havana Team
Gold 2005 Rotterdam Team
Silver 2007 Taipei Team
Silver 2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver 1999 Sydney Team
Gold 2002 Havana Team
Gold 2006 Taichung Team
Gold 2010 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Bronze 2011 Guadalajara Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 2006 Cartagena Team

Ariel Pestano Valdés (born January 31, 1974), better known as El Veterano ("The Veteran"), is a Cuban baseball catcher, and is known as one of the greatest catchers in Cuban history. He has won both silver and gold medals in the Olympic Games and also played catcher on Cuba's World Baseball Classic team in March 2006 and March 2009. In Cuba, Pestano plays with the Villa Clara Naranjas of the Cuban National Series.[1]


  1. ^ Ariel Pestano at

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