Cuba at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Cuba at the
2000 Summer Olympics
IOC code CUB
NOC Cuban Olympic Committee
in Sydney
Competitors 229 (147 men and 82 women) in 24 sports
Flag bearer Félix Savón
Ranked 9th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
11 11 7 29
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cuba competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Australia's largest city, Sydney. 229 competitors, 147 men and 82 women, took part in 135 events in 24 sports.[1]


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold García, AnierAnier García Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles 25 September
 Gold Pedroso, IvánIván Pedroso Athletics Men's long jump 25 September
 Gold Rigondeaux, GuillermoGuillermo Rigondeaux Boxing Bantamweight 30 September
 Gold Kindelán, MarioMario Kindelán Boxing Lightweight 30 September
 Gold Gutiérrez, JorgeJorge Gutiérrez Boxing Middleweight 30 September
 Gold Savón, FélixFélix Savón Boxing Heavyweight 30 September
 Gold Verdecia, LegnaLegna Verdecia Judo Women's 52 kg 17 September
 Gold Veranes, SibelisSibelis Veranes Judo Women's 70 kg 18 September
 Gold Matos, ÁngelÁngel Matos Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 29 September
 Gold women's national volleyball team, CubaCuba women's national volleyball team
Taismary Agüero Idalmis Gato
Zoila Barros Lilia Izquierdo
Regla Bell Mireya Luis
Marlenis Costa Yumilka Ruíz
Ana Fernández Marta Sánchez
Mirka Francia Regla Torres
Volleyball Women's indoor competition 30 September
 Gold Azcuy, FilibertoFiliberto Azcuy Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 69 kg 27 September
 Silver García, YoelYoel García Athletics Men's triple jump 25 September
 Silver Sotomayor, JavierJavier Sotomayor Athletics Men's high jump 24 September
 Silver national baseball team, CubaCuba national baseball team
Omar Ajete Yasser Gómez Juan Manrique Gabriel Pierre
Yovany Aragon José Ibar Javier Méndez Maels Rodríguez
Miguel Caldés Luis Orestes Kindelán Rolando Meriño Antonio Scull
Danel Castro Pedro Luis Lazo Germán Mesa Luis Ulacia
José Contreras Omar Linares Antonio Pacheco Massó Lazaro Valle
Yobal Dueñas Oscar Macías Ariel Pestano Norge Luis Vera
Baseball (Men-only event) 27 September
 Silver Balceiro, LedisLedis Balceiro Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 m 30 September
 Silver Pereira, LeobaldoLeobaldo Pereira, Ibrahim Rojas Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 m 30 September
 Silver González, DriulisDriulis González, Judo Women's 57 kg 18 September
 Silver Beltrán, DaimaDaima Beltrán Judo Women's +78 kg 22 September
 Silver Melendez, UrbiaUrbia Melendez Taekwondo Women's 49 kg 27 September
 Silver Romero, YoelYoel Romero Wrestling Men's freestyle 85 kg 1 October
 Silver Rivas, LázaroLázaro Rivas Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 54 kg 26 September
 Silver Marén, JuanJuan Marén Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 63 kg 26 September
 Bronze César, José ÁngelJosé Ángel César, Iván García,
Freddy Mayola, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda
Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m relay 30 September
 Bronze Menéndez, OsleidysOsleidys Menéndez Athletics Women's javelin throw 30 September
 Bronze Romero, MaikroMaikro Romero Boxing Light Flyweight 30 September
 Bronze Luña, DiógenesDiógenes Luña Boxing Light Welterweight 1 October
 Bronze Loyola, NelsonNelson Loyola, Carlos Pedroso, Iván Trevejo Fencing Men's team épée 18 September
 Bronze Poulot, ManoloManolo Poulot Judo Men's 60 kg 16 September
 Bronze Rodríguez, AlexisAlexis Rodríguez Wrestling Men's freestyle 130 kg 30 September


Cuba's first appearance in the Olympic archery competition resulted in a surprise pair of victories for Ismely Arias, who placed 14th. Yaremis Perez also won her first match.

Men's individual
Arias Ismely Juan Carlos Stevens
1/32 eliminations Defeated Igor Parkhomenko
164–160 Lost to Simon Fairweather
1/16 eliminations Defeated Simon Needham
Great Britain
164–164 - - -
1/8 eliminations Lost to Simon Fairweather
167–163 - - -
Women's individual
Yaremis Perez Ruiz Edisbel Martinez
1/32 eliminations Defeated Hui Yu
159–155 Lost to Petra Ericsson
1/16 eliminations Lost to Karen Scavotto
United States
158–155 - - -


Men's competition

Men's 100 m

Men's 110 m hurdles

Men's 110 m hurdles

Men's 4 × 100 m relay

Men's shot put

Men's discus

Men's javelin throw

Men's long jump

Men's long jump

Men's triple jump

Men's high jump

Men's decathlon

Women's competition

Women's 800 m

Women's 100 m hurdles

Women's 400 m hurdles

Women's 4 × 400 m

Women's shot put

Women's javelin throw

Women's hammer throw

Women's long jump

Women's triple jump

Women's high jump

Women's heptathlon


Cuba entered the 2000 baseball competition with an 18–0 record and two gold medals to defend. In the preliminary round, the Cubans extended their winning streak to 21 before being defeated by the Netherlands. Despite the loss, they finished first in the round by winning the final three games. In the semifinals, the Cuban team defeated Japan 3–0 to advance to the gold medal game against the United States. For the first time in Olympic history, Cuba was shut out in a 4–0 loss to receive only the silver medal.


Women's tournament

Beach volleyball


Men's light flyweight ( 48 kg)

Men's flyweight ( 51 kg)

Men's bantamweight ( 54 kg)

Men's featherweight ( 57 kg)

Men's lightweight ( 60 kg)

Men's light welterweight ( 63,5 kg)

Men's welterweight ( 67 kg)

Men's light middleweight ( 71 kg)

Men's middleweight ( 75 kg)

Men's light heavyweight ( 81 kg)

Men's heavyweight ( 91 kg)

Men's super heavyweight (> 91 kg)



Men's competition

Men's canoe singles 500 m

Men's canoe singles 1,000 m

Men's canoe doubles 500 m

Men's canoe doubles 1,000 m


Road cycling

Men's road race

Women's road race

Track cycling

Men's sprint

Men's 1 km time trial


Men's 3 metre springboard

Men's 3 metre springboard

Men's 10 metre platform

Men's 10 metre platform

Women's 3 metre springboard

Women's 10 metre platform


Eleven fencers, seven men and four women, represented Cuba in 2000.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil
Women's épée
Women's team épée




Men's extra-lightweight

Men's half-lightweight

Men's lightweight

Men's half-middleweight

Men's middleweight

Men's half-heavyweight

Men's heavyweight

Women's extra-lightweight

Women's half-lightweight

Women's lightweight

Women's half-middleweight

Women's middleweight

Women's half-heavyweight

Women's heavyweight


Men's double sculls

Men's quadruple sculls

Men's lightweight double sculls

Women's single sculls

Women's lightweight double sculls


Women's Mistral

Men's Laser



Women's tournament


Men's 50 m freestyle

Men's 100 m freestyle

Men's 100 m butterfly

Men's 200 m butterfly

Men's 100 m backstroke

Men's 200 m backstroke

Men's 4 × 100 m medley

Women's 100 m breaststroke

Women's 200 m breaststroke

Women's 100 m backstroke

Women's 200 m backstroke

Synchronized swimming

Women's duet

Table tennis



Men's tournament

Women's tournament



Athlete Event Snatch Clean & jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Sergio Álvarez 56 kg 120.0 120.0 125.0 150.0 155.0 160.0 275.0 5
Ernesto Quiroga 85 kg 157.5 162.5 165.0 202.5 207.5 210.0 375.0 8
Joël MacKenzie 85 kg 157.5 162.5 165.0 192.5 197.5 200.0 365.0 11

Men's middleweight

Men's middle-heavyweight


See also



  1. "Cuba at the 2000 Summer Games". Retrieved 2012-02-29.
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