Cuba at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Cuba at the Olympic Games

Flag of Cuba
IOC code  CUB
NOC Cuban Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 111 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Mijaín López[1] (opening and closing)
Medals
Rank: 16
Gold
5
Silver
3
Bronze
7
Total
15
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Cuba competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's nineteenth appearance in the Olympics, except for some editions. Cuban athletes did not attend in two Olympic Games (1984 and 1988), where they joined the Soviet and North Korean boycott. With the baseball's removal from the Olympic program and the absence of volleyball team for the first time, the Cuban Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1964. A total of 111 athletes, 66 men and 45 women, competed in 13 sports. There was only a single competitor in archery and table tennis.

The Cuban team featured two defending Olympic champions: sprint hurdler Dayron Robles and Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López, who reprised his role to be the nation's flag bearer for the second time at the opening ceremony. Among the champions, Lopez only managed to successfully defend his Olympic title in the men's super heavyweight division. Robles, on the other hand, missed out of the medal standings after he was disqualified in the finals.[2] Skeet shooter Guillermo Torres, the oldest athlete of the team at age 53, became the first Cuban athlete to compete in seven Olympic Games since 1980. Other notable Cuban athletes included heptathlete and bronze medalist Leonel Suárez, swimmer and Pan-American games medalist Hanser García, and four-time Olympic diver José Guerra.

Cuba left London with a total of 14 medals (5 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze), being considered its worst Olympic Games since 1976. Four of these medals were awarded to the athletes in boxing, three in judo, and two each in track and field and in wrestling. Among the nation's medalists were heavyweight judoka Idalys Ortiz, who previously won the bronze in Beijing, flyweight boxer Robeisy Ramírez, the youngest athlete of the team at age 18, and pistol shooter Leuris Pupo, who won Cuba's first ever gold medal in his sporting discipline.

In May 2013, Yarelys Barrios awarded the bronze in the women's discus throw when Russia's Darya Pishchalnikova had been tested positive for oxandrolone and thereby stripped off her medal. As a result, Cuba's medal standings had been upgraded to a total of 15.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Archery[edit]

Cuba has qualified one archer.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Juan Carlos Stevens Men's individual 663 34  Rai (IND) (31)
L 5–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Cuban athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Omar Cisneros 400 m hurdles 48.63 3 Q 48.23 3 Did not advance
Andy González 800 m 1:46.24 4 q 1:53.46 9 Did not advance
Michael Herrera 200 m 21.05 6 Did not advance
Orlando Ortega 110 m hurdles 13.26 1 Q 13.26 2 Q 13.43 6
Dayron Robles 13.33 1 Q 13.10 1 Q DSQ
Roberto Skyers 200 m 20.66 4 Did not advance
Amaurys Valle 400 m hurdles 49.19 1 Q 50.48 7 Did not advance
Raidel Acea
Omar Cisneros
William Collazo
Noel Ruíz
Orestes Rodríguez
Amaurys Valle
4×400 m relay 3:00.55 3 Q N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yoandris Betanzos Triple jump 16.22 23 Did not advance
Lázaro Borges Pole vault 5.50 =16 Did not advance
Alexis Copello Triple jump 16.79 11 q 16.92 8
Jorge Fernández Discus throw 65.34 3 Q 62.02 11
Arnie David Girat Triple jump 16.45 16 Did not advance
Roberto Janet Hammer throw 73.34 19 Did not advance
Yunio Lastre Discus throw 57.33 40 Did not advance
Guillermo Martínez Javelin throw 80.06 16 Did not advance
Víctor Moya High jump 2.21 20 Did not advance
Carlos Véliz Shot put 18.57 34 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Yordanis García Result 10.80 6.75 14.48 1.99 48.76 14.24 42.27 4.60 59.85 4:38.57 7956 14
Points 906 755 758 794 873 944 711 790 736 689
Leonel Suárez Result 11.27 7.52 14.50 2.11 49.04 14.45 45.75 4.70 76.94 4:30.08 8523 3
Points 801 940 759 906 859 917 782 819 996 744
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rose Mary Almanza 800 m 2:01.19 4 q 2:01.70 6 Did not advance
Dailín Belmonte Marathon N/A 2:38:08 70
Nelkys Casabona 200 m 23.82 8 Did not advance
Rose Mary Almanza
Daysiurami Bonne
Yaimeisi Borlot
Sahily Diago
Aymée Martínez
Diosmely Peña
4×400 m relay 3:27.41 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dailenys Alcántara Triple jump 13.97 15 Did not advance
Yarelys Barrios Discus throw 65.94 1 Q 66.38 3
Daylis Caballero Pole vault NM Did not advance
Denia Caballero Discus throw 58.78 27 Did not advance
Yanet Cruz Javelin throw NM Did not advance
Misleydis González Shot put 17.68 21 Did not advance
Lesyaní Mayor High jump 1.85 =20 Did not advance
Yipsi Moreno Hammer throw 73.95 6 Q 74.60 6
Yaimé Pérez Discus throw 57.87 30 Did not advance
Josleidy Ribalta Triple jump 13.88 19 Did not advance
Yainelis Ribeaux Javelin throw 56.55 29 Did not advance
Yargeris Savigne Triple jump 14.28 9 q 14.12 9
Yarisley Silva Pole vault 4.55 =1 q 4.75 2
Arasay Thondike Hammer throw 67.93 23 Did not advance
Mailín Vargas Shot put 16.76 27 Did not advance
Ariannis Vichy Hammer throw 67.48 25 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Cuba has so far qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yosvany Veitia Light flyweight  Ward (AUS)
W 26–4
 Zou S (CHN)
L 11–14
Did not advance
Robeisy Ramírez Flyweight  Susa (JPN)
W 19–7
 Butdee (THA)
W 22–10
 Selby (GBR)
W 16-11
 Conlan (IRL)
W 20–10
 Tögstsogt (MGL)
W 17–14
1
Lázaro Álvarez Bantamweight BYE  Diaz (USA)
W 21–15
 Vieira (BRA)
W 16–11
 Nevin (IRL)
L 14–19
Did not advance 3
Yasniel Toledo Lightweight BYE  Liu Q (CHN)
W 14-10
 Zhailauov (KAZ)
W 19–11
 Lomachenko (UKR)
L 11–14
Did not advance 3
Roniel Iglesias Light welterweight  Villaraga (COL)
W 20–9
 Lopes (BRA)
W 18–15
 Rahmonov (UZB)
W 21–15
 Mangiacapre (ITA)
W 15–8
 Berinchyk (UKR)
W 22–15
1
Julio César la Cruz Light heavyweight BYE  Al-Matbouli (JOR)
W 25–8
 Falcão (BRA)
L 15–18
Did not advance
José Larduet Heavyweight N/A  Mazaheri (IRI)
W DSQ
 Russo (ITA)
L 16–17
Did not advance
Erislandy Savón Super heavyweight N/A  Joshua (GBR)
L 10–12
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Cuba has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jorge García Men's K-1 1000 m 3:30.852 4 Q 3:31.937 5 FB 3:29.938 9
José Carlos Bulnes
Serguey Torres
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:44.341 5 Q 3:41.619 3 FA 3:42.357 6
Darisleydis Amador Women's K-1 200 m 42.761 5 Q 41.949 5 FB 45.099 12
Women's K-1 500 m 1:56.038 5 Q 1:58.762 7 Did not advance
Dayexi Gandarela
Yulitza Meneses
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.587 6 Q 1:51.428 8 FB 1:50.124 14

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Arnold Alcolea Men's road race 5:46:37 67
Yumari González Valdivieso Women's road race OTL

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Lisandra Guerra Women's sprint 11.109
64.812
6  Gaviria (COL)
W 11.390
63.213
BYE  Lee W S (HKG)
W 11.485
62.690
BYE  Guo S (CHN)
L
Did not advance 5th place final
 Krupeckaitė (LTU)
 Shulika (UKR)
 Panarina (BLR)
L
6
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Lisandra Guerra Women's keirin 3 R 4 Did not advance 13
Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Marlies Mejías Women's omnium 14.554 8 4 12 9 3:41.897 9 14 35.912 5 57 8

Diving[edit]

Cuba has qualified in the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jeinkler Aguirre 10 m platform 453.50 10 Q 436.95 18 Did not advance
José Guerra 440.90 17 Q 501.90 9 Q 527.70 5
Jeinkler Aguirre
José Guerra
10 m synchronized platform N/A 450.90 5
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Annia Rivera 10 m platform 233.95 25 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Asley González −90 kg  Campos (ARG)
W 1000–0000
 Gerasimenko (SRB)
W 0011–0002
 Anthony (AUS)
W 0010–0002
 Denisov (RUS)
W 1000–0001
BYE  Song D-n (KOR)
L 0001–0101
2
Oreidis Despaigne −100 kg BYE  Sayidov (UZB)
L 010H–0102
Did not advance
Óscar Brayson +100 kg  Padar (EST)
W 0100–0001
 Blas, Jr. (GUM)
W 0100–0001
 Riner (FRA)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance  Makarau (BLR)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance 7
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dayaris Mestre −48 kg  Kondratyeva (RUS)
W 0101–0000
 Dumitru (ROU)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Yanet Bermoy −52 kg BYE  Bundmaa (MGL)
W 0020–0000
 Müller (LUX)
W 0011–0002
 Heylen (BEL)
W 0011–0002
BYE  An K-a (PRK)
L 0000–0001
2
Yurisleydis Lupetey −57 kg  Boukouvala (GRE)
W 0011–0001
 Zabludina (RUS)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance
Yaritza Abel −63 kg BYE  Émane (FRA)
L 0001–0001 YUS
Did not advance
Onix Cortés −70 kg BYE  Tachimoto (JPN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Idalys Ortiz +78 kg BYE  Moniz (CPV)
W 0103–0002
 Ivashchenko (RUS)
W 0011–0002
 Tong W (CHN)
W 0010–0001
BYE  Sugimoto (JPN)
W 0000–0001
1

Rowing[edit]

Cuba has qualified the following boats.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ángel Fournier Single sculls 6:46.35 2 QF BYE 6:54.12 2 SA/B 7:30.19 4 FB 7:11.17 7
Yunior Pérez
Manuel Suárez
Lightweight double sculls 6:36.31 3 R 6:37.04 1 SA/B N/A 6:52.26 6 FB 6:34.96 10
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yariulvis Cobas Single sculls 7:48.58 4 QF BYE 7:56.89 5 SC/D 7:54.22 2 FC 8:14.59 15
Yoslaine Domínguez
Yaima Velázquez
Lightweight double sculls 7:12.99 4 R 7:19.33 3 SA/B N/A 7:21.86 6 FB 7:23.25 10

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting[edit]

Cuba has qualified four quota places in the shooting events;[6]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Leuris Pupo 25 m rapid fire pistol 286 4 34 WR 1
Guillermo Torres Skeet 110 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Eglis Yaima Cruz 50 m rifle 3 positions 581 16 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 391 44 Did not advance
Dianelys Pérez 50 m rifle 3 positions 579 21 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 393 29 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Cuban swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[7][8]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hanser García 50 m freestyle 22.45 23 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 48.97 15 Q 48.04 NR 3 Q 48.04 =NR 7
Pedro Medel 100 m backstroke 55.40 34 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:00.05 27 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Cuba has qualified 1 athlete.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andy Pereira Men's singles  Shing (VAN)
W 4–0
 Bobocica (ITA)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Cuba has qualified 1 man and 2 women.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Robelis Despaigne Men's +80 kg  Chukwumerije (NGR)
W 1–0
 Obame (GAB)
L 6–7 SDP
Did not advance  Thomsen-Fuataga (SAM)
W 14–2 PTG
 Keita (MLI)
W WO
Did not advance 3
Nidia Muñoz Women's −57 kg  Paoli (LIB)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Glenhis Hernández Women's +67 kg  Dislam (MAR)
W 1–0 SDP
 Konieva (UKR)
W 16–2 PTG
 Graffe (FRA)
L 4–6
Did not advance  Espinoza (MEX)
L 2–4
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Cuba has qualified 4 men.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sergio Álvarez Men's −56 kg 121 8 150 DNF 121 DNF
Yasmani Romero 112 14 146 10 258 11
Iván Cambar Men's −77 kg 155 5 194 2 349 3
Yoelmis Hernández Men's −85 kg 163 9 205 6 368 7

Wrestling[edit]

Cuba has qualified quota places in the following events

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yowlys Bonne −60 kg BYE  Yumoto (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Liván López −66 kg  Taghavi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
 Yonemitsu (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Garcia (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
 Hasanov (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
3
Humberto Arencibia −84 kg BYE  Herbert (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Javier Cortina −96 kg BYE  Pliev (CAN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gustavo Balart −55 kg BYE  Karakuş (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
 Choi G-J (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Hanser Meoque −60 kg BYE  Jung J-H (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Pedro Mulens −66 kg BYE  Kim H-W (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Varderesyan (ARM)
W 3–0 PO
 Venckaitis (LTU)
W 3–1 PP
 Guénot (FRA)
L 0–3 PO
5
Alexei Bell −74 kg  Provisor (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Pablo Shorey −84 kg  Akhlaghi (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
 Betts (USA)
W 3–0 PO
 Janikowski (POL)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 7
Yunior Estrada −96 kg BYE  Vála (CZE)
W 3–1 PP
 Ayari (TUN)
W 3–0 PO
 Rezaei (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
BYE  Aleksanyan (ARM)
L 0–3 PO
5
Mijaín López −120 kg BYE  El-Trabely (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
 Pherselidze (GEO)
W 3–0 PO
 Kayaalp (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Nabi (EST)
W 3–0 PO
1
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Katerina Vidiaux −63 kg  Yeşilırmak (TUR)
W 5–0 VT
 Volosova (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (30 June 2012). "Mijain López repite como abanderado de Cuba para Londres 2012" [Mijain Lopez Repeated as the Flag Bearer of Cuba for London 2012] (in Spanish). EFE (via Univision Deportes). Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Liu Xiang undergoes surgery as rival Dayron Robles limps out". 9 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Russian stripped of Olympic medal in discus for doping". CBCsports. May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  6. ^ "Quota places by NATION and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  8. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011