Cuba men's national volleyball team

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Cuba
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Association Federación Cubana De Voleibol
Confederation NORCECA
FIVB ranking 15 (as of October 2015)
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Home
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Summer Olympics
Appearances 7 (First in 1972)
Best result 3rd (1976)
World Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1956)
Best result 2nd (1990, 2010)
Cuba men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1990 Brazil
Silver medal – second place 2010 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Japan
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1989 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1981 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1991 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1999 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Japan
World League
Gold medal – first place 1998 Milan
Silver medal – second place 1991 Milan
Silver medal – second place 1992 Genova
Silver medal – second place 1994 Milan
Silver medal – second place 1997 Moscow
Silver medal – second place 1999 Mar del Plata
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Rio de Janeiro
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Belgrade
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Bulgaria
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold medal – first place 2001 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2009 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Japan
NORCECA Championship
Gold medal – first place 1969 Mexico City
Gold medal – first place 1971 Havana
Gold medal – first place 1975 Los Angeles
Gold medal – first place 1977 Santo Domingo
Gold medal – first place 1979 Havana
Gold medal – first place 1981 Mexico City
Gold medal – first place 1987 Havana
Gold medal – first place 1989 San Juan
Gold medal – first place 1991 Regina
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Orleans
Gold medal – first place 1995 Edmonton
Gold medal – first place 1997 San Juan
Gold medal – first place 2001 Bridgetown
Gold medal – first place 2009 Bayamon
Gold medal – first place 2011 Mayaguez
Silver medal – second place 1973 Tijuana
Silver medal – second place 1985 Santiago
Silver medal – second place 1999 Monterrey
Silver medal – second place 2005 Winnipeg
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Indianapolis
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Culiacán
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Anaheim
Pan-American Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Santo Domingo Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Cartagena Team

The Cuba men's national volleyball team (Spanish: Selección masculina de voleibol de Cuba) is the national team of Cuba. Cuba in the 1976 Summer Olympics won the bronze medal. Other achievements of the team winning one World League, one World Grand Champions Cup and fifteen NORCECA Championships.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1972 – 10th place
  • 19763rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1980 – 7th place
  • 1992 – 4th place
  • 1996 – 6th place
  • 2000 – 7th place
  • 2016 – 11th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1956 – 19th place
  • 1966 – 17th place
  • 1970 – 13th place
  • 1974 – 8th place
  • 19783rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1982 – 10th place
  • 1986 – 5th place
  • 19902nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 1994 – 4th place
  • 19983rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 2002 – 19th place
  • 2006 – 15th place
  • 20102nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2014 – 11th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 1969 – 9th place
  • 19773rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19812nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19891st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19912nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 1995 – 6th place
  • 19992nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2011 – 5th place

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

  • 19933rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19973rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20011st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20092nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal

World League[edit]

  • 19912nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19922nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 1993 – 4th place
  • 19942nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19953rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1996 – 4th place
  • 19972nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19981st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19992nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2000 – 8th place
  • 2001 – 5th place
  • 2002 – 13th place
  • 2003 – 13th place
  • 2004 – 7th place
  • 20053rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 2006 – 7th place
  • 2007 – 7th place
  • 2008 – 10th place
  • 2009 – 4th place
  • 2010 – 4th place
  • 2011 – 8th place
  • 20123rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 2013 – 13th place
  • 2014 – 21st place
  • 2015 – 18th place
  • 2016 – 22nd place

Pan American Games[edit]

  • 1959 – 7th place
  • 19673rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19711st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19751st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19791st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19832nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19872nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19911st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19953rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19991st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20032nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20073rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20112nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2015 – 5th place

NORCECA Volleyball Championship[edit]

  • 19691st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19711st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19732nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19751st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19771st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19791st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19811st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19833rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19852nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19871st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19891st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19911st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19931st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19951st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19971st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19992nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20011st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20033rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20052nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20073rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20091st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20111st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20133rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20152nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal

Pan-American Cup[edit]

  • 2006 – 5th place
  • 20073rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20141st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal

America's Cup[edit]

  • 19983rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1999 – 4th place
  • 20001st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20012nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20053rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20073rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20081st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal

Central American and Caribbean Games[edit]

  • 19302nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19353rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19383rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19461st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19502nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19543rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1962 – 4th place
  • 19661st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19701st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19741st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19781st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19821st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19861st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19901st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19931st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19981st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 20143rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Cuban roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1][2] view · talk

Head coach: Nicolás Vives

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 González, YosvaniYosvani González 18 April 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Cuba La Habana
2 Melgarejo, OsnielOsniel Melgarejo 18 December 1997 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in) Cuba Sancti Spiritus
4 Jiménez, JavierJavier Jiménez (C) 16 November 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 345 cm (136 in) Cuba Matanzas
5 Concepción, JavierJavier Concepción 27 December 1997 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 356 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in) Cuba La Habana
6 Rendón, OsnielOsniel Rendón 26 October 1996 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in) Cuba Matanzas
7 García, YonderYonder García (L) 26 March 1993 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 320 cm (130 in) Cuba Ciudad Habana
9 Osoria, LivánLiván Osoria 5 February 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in) Cuba Santiago de Cuba
10 Ferrer, DarienDarien Ferrer 31 October 1982 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 348 cm (137 in) Cuba Santiago de Cuba
13 Rivera, MarioMario Rivera 25 October 1982 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 323 cm (127 in) Cuba Pinar del Río
17 Rojas, ReinierReinier Rojas 30 July 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 325 cm (128 in) Cuba La Habana
18 López, Miguel ÁngelMiguel Ángel López 25 March 1997 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in) Cuba Cienfuegos
21 Goide, AdriánAdrián Goide 26 June 1998 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 340 cm (130 in) Cuba Sancti Spiritus

2016 rape allegations[edit]

Eight members of the Cuban national men's volleyball team, including the team's captain, were held in Tampere, Finland on suspicion of aggravated gang rape, as of July 2016. Two of them were discarded of the claims later.[3] The suspected incident took place in the hotel Ilves at Tampere where the Olympics-bound Cuban team were staying. If found guilty, the Finnish criminal law sets a minimum of two years and a maximum of ten years of imprisonment for aggravated rape.[4] The Cuban team were scheduled to play at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[5] On 16 August, the six team members still remaining in custody were charged with aggravated rape at Pirkanmaa District Court.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuestra delegación a Río de Janeiro 2016" [Our delegation for Rio de Janeiro 2016] (in Spanish). Trabajadores. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cuba FIVB Olympic Profile". FIVB. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Two Cuban volleyballers released, six still held". Yleisradio. 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  4. ^ Note: this translation of the Criminal Code is used by the Ministry of Justice, but, being not in Finnish or Swedish, it is not official:
  5. ^ "Members of Cuba's volleyball team detained on rape suspicions". Yleisradio. 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  6. ^ Mansikka, Heli (2016-08-16). "Kuubalaisia lentopalloilijoita vastaan nostettiin syyte – kaikkia kuutta epäillään törkeästä raiskauksesta" [Charged pressed against Cuban volleyball players – all six suspected of aggravated rape] (in Finnish). Yleisradio. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 

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