Joël Despaigne

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Joël Despaigne
Medal record
Representing  Cuba
Men’s Volleyball
World Championship
Silver medal – second place Brazil 1990 Team Competition
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup
Gold medal – first place Japan 1989 Team Competition
Silver medal – second place Japan 1991 Team Competition
Volleyball World League
Silver medal – second place Italy 1991 Team Competition
Silver medal – second place Italy 1992 Team Competition
Silver medal – second place Italy 1994 Team Competition
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place Cuba 1991 Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place Argentina 1995 Team Competition
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place Mexico 1990 Team Competition

Joel Charles Despaigne (born July 2, 1966 in Santiago de Cuba) a retired volleyball player from Cuba, who represented his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympics: the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona (4th place) and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta (6th place).

Despaigne, also known by his nickname El Diablo, has 350 caps in the Cuban national team. He was selected best volleyball player in the world of the 1989/1990 season. Despaigne currently lives in Italy and works as a volleyball coach.

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