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 26 (as of September 2014)
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Home
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Away
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)
Cuba women's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona Team
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze 2004 Athens Team
World Championship
Gold 1978 Soviet Union Team
Gold 1994 Brazil Team
Gold 1998 Japan Team
Silver 1986 Czechoslovakia Team
World Cup
Gold 1989 Japan Team
Gold 1991 Japan Team
Gold 1995 Japan Team
Gold 1999 Japan Team
Silver 1977 Japan Team
Silver 1985 Japan Team
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold 1993 Japan Team
Silver 1997 Japan Team
World Grand Prix
Gold 1993 Hong Kong Team
Gold 2000 Manila Team
Silver 1994 Shanghai Team
Silver 1996 Shanghai Team
Silver 1997 Kobe Team
Silver 2008 Yogohama Team
Bronze 1995 Shanghai Team
Bronze 1998 Hong Kong Team
Pan American Games
Gold 1971 Cali Team
Gold 1975 Mexico City Team
Gold 1979 San Juan Team
Gold 1983 Caracas Team
Gold 1987 Indianapolis Team
Gold 1991 Havana Team
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Silver 1999 Winnipeg Team
Silver 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Silver 2011 Guadalajara Team
Bronze 1967 Winnipeg Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Silver 2006 Cartagena Team
Bronze 2014 Veracruz 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.

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
  • 2014 – 21st 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
  • 2014 – 20th 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

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Cuban roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Juan Carlos Gala

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2014 club
2 Gracia, ReglaRegla Gracia 28 May 1993 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 301 cm (119 in) 282 cm (111 in) Cuba Camagüey
3 Rojas, AlenaAlena Rojas 9 August 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Cuba La Habana
4 Vargas, MelissaMelissa Vargas 16 October 1999 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 244 cm (96 in) 242 cm (95 in) Cuba Cienfuegos
5 Hernández, YamilaYamila Hernández 8 November 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 301 cm (119 in) 285 cm (112 in) Cuba La Habana
6 Lescay, DaymaraDaymara Lescay 5 September 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 290 cm (110 in) Cuba Guantanamo
10 Borrell, EmilyEmily Borrell 19 February 1992 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 260 cm (100 in) Cuba Villa Clara
11 Moreno, GretellGretell Moreno 30 January 1998 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 287 cm (113 in) 280 cm (110 in) Cuba Granma
12 Cruz, DairilysDairilys Cruz 12 September 1990 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 305 cm (120 in) Cuba Villa Clara
14 Sánchez, DayamiDayami Sánchez 14 March 1994 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 314 cm (124 in) 302 cm (119 in) Cuba La Habana
17 Casanova, HeidyHeidy Casanova 6 November 1998 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 244 cm (96 in) 240 cm (94 in) Cuba La Habana
18 Matienzo, SulianSulian Matienzo (C) 14 December 1994 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 232 cm (91 in) 230 cm (91 in) Cuba La Habana
19 Álvarez, JenniferJennifer Álvarez 19 November 1993 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 294 cm (116 in) Cuba Cienfuegos

Former squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Cuba". italy2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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