Cuba women's national volleyball team

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Cuba
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Association Federación Cubana De Voleibol
Confederation NORCECA
Head coach Juan Carlos Gala
FIVB ranking 21 (as of September 2014)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 8 (First in 1972)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1992, 1996 & 2000)
World Championship
Appearances 12 (First in 1970)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1978, 1994 & 1998)
FIVB World Cup
Appearances 10 (First in 1973)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1989, 1991, 1995 & 1999)
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Cuba women's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona
Gold 1996 Atlanta
Gold 2000 Sydney
Bronze 2004 Athens
World Championship
Gold 1978 Soviet Union
Gold 1994 Brazil
Gold 1998 Japan
Silver 1986 Czechoslovakia
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold 1993 Japan
Silver 1997 Japan
World Cup
Silver 1977 Japan
Silver 1985 Japan
Gold 1989 Japan
Gold 1991 Japan
Gold 1995 Japan
Gold 1999 Japan
World Grand Prix
Gold 1993 Hong Kong
Silver 1994 Shanghai
Bronze 1995 Shanghai
Silver 1996 Shanghai
Silver 1997 Kobe
Bronze 1998 Hong Kong
Gold 2000 Manila
Silver 2008 Yogohama
Pan American Games
Gold 1971 Cali
Gold 1975 Mexico City
Gold 1979 San Juan
Gold 1983 Caracas
Gold 1987 Indianapolis
Gold 1991 Havana
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro
Silver 1999 Winnipeg
Silver 2003 Santo Domingo
Silver 2011 Guadalajara
Bronze 1967 Winnipeg
Central American and Caribbean Games
Silver 2006 Cartagena Team

The Cuba women's national volleyball team is the national team of Cuba.

Cuba women's national volleyball team was the first team to break the USSR's and Japan's domination in the world women's volleyball by winning the 1978 World Women's Volleyball Championship.

Cuba women's national volleyball team dominated the world in the last decade of the 20th century (1991–2000), winning eight times as FIVB World Champions in straight (6th World Cup in 1991, Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, 12th World Championship in 1994, 7th World Cup in 1995, Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, 13th World Championship in 1998, 8th World Cup in 1999, Sydney Olympic Games in 2000).

The team's nickname is Morenas del Caribe.

Current Squad[edit]

as of Pan American Games 2011: Volleyball at the 2011 Pan American Games – Women's Volleyball Squads

Shirt No Player Birth Date Height Club Position
1. Wilma Salas 9/03/1991 188 (6 ft. 2) Cuba Santiago de Cuba Outside Hitter
2. Yanelis Santos 30/03/1986 181 (5 ft. 11) Cuba Ciego de Avila Setter/Opposite
3. Alena Rojas 9/08/1992 186 (6 ft. 1) Cuba Ciudad de la Habana Middle Blocker
4. Yoanna Palacios 6/10/1990 184 (6 ft. 0) Cuba Ciudad de la Habana Outside Hitter
6. Daymara Lescay 5/09/1992 184 (6 ft. 0) Cuba Guantanamo Middle Blocker
8. Emily Borrell 19/02/1992 167 (5 ft. 6) Cuba Villa Clara Libero
10. Ana Cleger 27/11/1989 183 (6 ft. 0) Cuba Santiago de Cuba Setter/Opposite
11. Leanny Castañeda 18/10/1986 188 (6 ft. 2) Cuba Guantanamo Middle Blocker
13. Rosanna Giel 10/06/1992 187 (6 ft. 2) Cuba Ciego de Avila Middle Blocker
14. Kenia Carcaces 22/01/1986 189 (6 ft. 2) Cuba Holguín Outside Hitter
15. Yusidey Silié Captain sports.svg 29/10/1991 184 (6 ft. 0) Cuba Ciudad de la Habana Setter/Opposite
17. Gyselle Silva 29/10/1991 184 (6 ft. 0) Cuba Santiago de Cuba Middle Blocker

10 times World Champions[edit]

Year Games Host Runner-up 2nd Runner-up
1978 8th World Championship USSR  Japan  Soviet Union
1989 5th World Cup Japan  Soviet Union  China
1991 # 6th World Cup Japan China China  Soviet Union
1992 # Barcelona Olympic Games Spain Unified Team  United States
1994 # 12th World Championship Brazil  Brazil  Russia
1995 # 7th World Cup Japan Brazil Brazil China China
1996 # Atlanta Olympic Games USA China China Brazil Brazil
1998 # 13th World Championship Japan China China Russia Russia
1999 # 8th World Cup Japan Russia Russia Brazil Brazil
2000 # Sydney Olympic Games Australia Russia Russia Brazil Brazil

# – 8 straight major titles in 1990s (World Women's Volleyball Championship, World Cup, Olympic Games)

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1952 – did not compete
  • 1956 – did not compete
  • 1960 – did not compete
  • 1962 – did not compete
  • 1967 – did not compete
  • 1970 – 8th place
  • 1974 – 7th place
  • 1978Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1982 – 5th place
  • 1986Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1990 – 4th place
  • 1994Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1998Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2002 – 5th place
  • 2006 – 7th place
  • 2010 – 12th place

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Prix[edit]

  • 1993Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1994Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1995Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 1996Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1997Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1998Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 1999 – 5th place
  • 2000Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2001 – 4th place
  • 2002 – 7th place
  • 2003 – 11th place
  • 2004 – 4th place
  • 2005 – 4th place
  • 2006 – 4th place
  • 2007 – 7th place
  • 2008Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 2009 – did not participate
  • 2010 – did not participate
  • 2011 – 11th place
  • 2012 – 6th place
  • 2013 – 19th place

FIVB World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

  • 1993Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1997Med 2.png Silver Medal

Pan American Games[edit]

  • 1955 – did not participate
  • 1959 – did not participate
  • 1963 – did not participate
  • 1967Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 1971Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1975Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1979Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1983Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1987Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1991Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1995Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1999Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 2003Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 2007Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2011Med 2.png Silver Medal

Pan-American Cup[edit]

  • 2002Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2003Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 2004Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2005Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2006Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 2007Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2008 – 11th place
  • 2009 – did not participate
  • 2010 – 4th place
  • 2011 – 4th place
  • 2012Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 2013 – 6th place

Final Four Cup[edit]

  • 2008 – 4th place
  • 2009 – did not participate
  • 2010 – did not participate

Squads[edit]