Rodolfo Falcón

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Rodolfo Falcón
Personal information
Full name Rodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1972-10-25) October 25, 1972 (age 41)
Havana, Cuba
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club Escuela Marcelo Salado

Rodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera (born October 25, 1972 in Havana, Cuba)[1] is a 3-time Olympic swimmer from Cuba, and has been called the country's best swimmer ever.[2] Since 2006, he has been the country's National Commissioner for swimming.[2]

He swam for Cuba at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics. At the 1996 Games, he won the silver medal in the 100 back ahead of countryman Neisser Bent--these represent the only swimming Olympic medals won by a Cuban. Falcón retired from the sport in 2002.

At the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games, he set the Championship Record in 100 backstroke at 56.00, which still stands as the record as of 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falcón's entry at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2010-12-15.
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) Nadadores en apuros (trans: Swimmers in trouble). Published by CubAhora on 2010-12-15, retrieved 2010-12-15.
  3. ^ Men's 100 back results from the 2006 CACs. Retrieved 2009-06-21.