Athletes Famous Athletes from Cuba

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List of famous athletes from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Cuba has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Cuban athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Cuba and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Cuba then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of athletes on this list: Alejandro Casañas, Noraida Bicet and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Cuban athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Cuba?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Cuba in order to get more information about each one.
Hector Miguel Lombard Pedrosa is a Cuban-Australian professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic judoka who competes as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the ...more
José Ángel Nápoles, nicknamed Mantequilla, is a Cuban-Mexican boxer and former world welterweight champion, who is frequently ranked as one of the greatest fighters of all ...more
Gerardo González, better known in the boxing world as Kid Gavilan, was a former world welterweight champion from Camagüey, Cuba.
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Leonys Martín Tápanes is a Cuban baseball outfielder with the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. Born in Cuba, he played locally for Villa Clara of the Cuban National Series, ...more
Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker and later for his portrayal of Hugo ...more
Yamilé Aldama Pozo is an international triple jumper currently competing for Great Britain after formerly representing Cuba and Sudan.
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 ...more
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.
Niurka Montalvo Amaro is a former Cuban and Spanish athlete who specialised in the long jump and triple jump events. Her greatest achievement came in 1999, when she became world champion with a ...more
Eglis Yaima Cruz is a female Cuban sports shooter. She won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Yoanka González Pérez is a Cuban racing cyclist. She was the 2004 scratch cycling world champion. She is also the wife of cyclist Pedro Pablo Pérez.
Ioamnet Quintero Alvarez is a former high jumper from Cuba.
Maritza Martén García is a retired female discus thrower from Cuba who competed in the discus contest at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. She also won the 1987 Pan ...more
Yipsi Moreno González is a Cuban hammer thrower. She is a triple world champion and Olympic silver medalist, a former world junior record holder and current area record holder.
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Aliuska López is a Spanish athlete of Cuban origin. She competes mostly in hurdling. The world junior champion from 1988, she is still the world junior record holder at 100 metres ...more
Ana Fidelia Quirot Moré is a female former track and field athlete from Cuba, who specialised in the 800 m but was also successful over 400 m. At 800 metres, she is a two-time World ...more
Driulis González Morales is a female Cuban judoka who has won four Olympic medals, including a gold medal in 1996. She carried the flag for her native country at the opening ceremony of ...more
Silvia Chivás is a former track and field athlete from Cuba. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich she won the bronze medal in 100 metres, behind German Renate Stecher and Australian ...more
Yargelis Savigne Herrera is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump and long jump. Her international breakthrough came in 2005, when she, competing in both the triple and long jump events ...more
María Caridad Colón Rueñes-Salazar is a former javelin thrower from Cuba who won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. She lit the flame at the 1982 Central American
Osleidys Menéndez Sáez is a Cuban athlete competing in the javelin throw. She is a former Olympic champion, world champion, and world record holder.
Yumileidi Cumbá Jay also Yumisleidis is a Cuban shot putter.
Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano is a Cuban professional boxer who, as an amateur boxer, won an Olympic gold medal in the flyweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the former WBA and IBF ...more
Roberto Saturnino Moya Sandoval is a Cuban athlete who mainly competed in discus throw. He was born in Havana, Ciudad de la Habana. He won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in this ...more
Yunaika Crawford Rogert is a Cuban hammer thrower who won the Olympic bronze medal in 2004 with a personal best throw of 73.16 metres.