Yagnier Hernández

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Yagnier Hernández
Personal information
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 34)
Camagüey, Cuba
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Cerro Pelado
Coached by Juan Carlos Linares

Yagnier Hernández (born May 14, 1983 in Camagüey) is an amateur Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's featherweight category.[1] He won a gold medal for his division at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, defeating Venezuela's Jorge Cardozo.[2]

Hernandez represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's 55 kg class. He first defeated North Korea's Cha Kwang-Su in the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out the quarterfinal match to Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov, with a three-set technical score (0–5, 2–1, 0–4), and a classification point score of 1–3.[3] Because his opponent advanced further into the final match, Hernandez offered another shot for the bronze medal by defeating Egypt's Mostafa Mohamed in the repechage rounds. He progressed to the bronze medal match, but narrowly lost the medal to Armenia's Roman Amoyan, with a technical score of 0–8.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yagnier Hernández". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Sesker, Craig (24 July 2007). "Lester, Vering strike gold, Byers wins silver on first night of wrestling competition at Pan American Games". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 55kg (121 lbs) Quarterfinal Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 55kg (121 lbs) Bronze Medal Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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