Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Cuba  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Cuba, with photos when available. These are the best Cuban Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Cuban athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Cuban Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Cuba is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List features athletes like Oscar Braison, Yoanka González.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Cuban Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Cuba?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Cuba Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Cuba.
Idalys Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Cuba
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Idalys Ortiz


Idalys Ortiz Boucurt is a Cuban judoka. At the age of 18, she became the youngest Olympic medalist in the heavyweight category, winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Judo^! + 78kg (heavyweight)

Olympic Country: Cuba

Date Of Birth: 1989-09-27

Olympic Sport: Judo

Nationality: Cuba

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's +78 kg

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

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Yanet Bermoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Cuba
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Yanet Bermoy


Yanet Bermoy Acosta is a Cuban judoka. She won the silver medal in the Women's 48 kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the silver medal in the Women's 52 kg at the 2012 Summer Olympics. ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Judo^! - 48kg (extra-lightweight)

Olympic Country: Cuba

Date Of Birth: 1987-05-29

Place Of Birth: Cienfuegos, Cuba, Cienfuegos Province, Earth, Latin America, + more

Olympic Sport: Judo

Nationality: Cuba

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 48 kg

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Yordanis Arencibia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Cuba
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Yordanis Arencibia


Yordanis Arencibia Verdecia is a Cuban judoka. At the 2004 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the men's half-lightweight category, together with Georgi Georgiev of Bulgaria. He also won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics with Pak Chol-Min of North Korea. He has also won bronze medals at the 1999, 2001 and 2003 World Judo Championships. ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Judo^! 60 - 66kg (half-lightweight)

Olympic Country: Cuba

Date Of Birth: 1980-01-24

Olympic Sport: Judo

Nationality: Cuba

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Half Lightweight (66 kg), Judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Half Lightweight (66 kg)

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

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Yarelis Barrios is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Cuba
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Yarelis Barrios


Yarelys Barrios Castañeda is a female discus thrower from Cuba. She won the Diamond Race in the women's discus throw of the IAAF Diamond League both in 2010 and in 2011. She won the 2012 Cuban National Championships with a personal best throw of 68.03 metres. ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Discus throw

Olympic Country: Cuba

Date Of Birth: 1983-07-12

Place Of Birth: Pinar del Río, Cuba, Pinar del Río Province, Earth, Latin America, + more

Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics

Nationality: Cuba

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's DiscusThrow

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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