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TEAM COMPOSITION


 CUB / Cuba

 
Team manager OMELIO JESUS CASTILLO PEREZ
Coach RODOLFO LUIS SANCHEZ SANCHEZ
Assistant coach VÍCTOR ANDRES GARCÍA CAMPOS
Doctor ANTONIO JOSE IZNAGA DAPRESA
Physiotherapist ARVELIO RECIO HERNANDEZ
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Yosvani Gonzalez Nicolas Nicolas 18.04.1988 196 85 345 330 La Habana
  2   Inovel Romero Valdes Romero 28.01.1995 197 80 350 335 Ciego De Avila
  3 Ricardo Norberto Calvo Manzano Richard 02.10.1996 193 74 343 334 Villa Clara
  4   Javier Ernesto Jimenez Scull Jimenez 16.11.1989 198 89 352 345 Matanzas
  5 Leandro Macias Infante Macias 13.02.1990 192 70 325 318 Santiago de Cuba
  6   Osniel Cecilio Rendon Gonzalez Rendon 26.10.1996 202 90 350 340 Matanzas
  L 7 Yonder Roman Garcia Alvarez Garcia 26.02.1993 183 78 325 320 Ciudad Habana
  C 8   Rolando Cepeda Abreu Cepeda 13.03.1989 198 77 359 344 S.Spiritus
  9 Livan Osoria Rodriguez Osoria 05.02.1994 201 96 345 325 Santiago de Cuba
  10   Miguel David Gutierrez Suarez Gutierrez 21.02.1997 197 86 340 355 Villa Clara
  11 Lazaro Raydel Fundora Travieso Fundora 13.02.1994 195 90 344 317 La Habana
  12   Abrahan Alfonso Gavilan Abrahan 23.02.1995 197 72 343 320 La Habana
  13 Mario Luis Rivera Sanchez Rivera 26.10.1982 180 92 343 323 Pinar del Rio
  14   Osmany Santiago Uriarte Mestre Uriarte 04.06.1995 197 81 352 348 Sancti Spiritus
  15 Dariel Albo Miranda Albo 17.01.1992 201 82 343 316 La Habana
  16   Luis Tomas Sosa Sierra Sosa 18.05.1995 196 76 345 320 La Habana
  17 Felix Emilio Chapman Piñeiro Chapman 05.10.1996 198 84 350 330 Mayabeque
  18   Denny De Jesus Hernandez Martinez Hernandez 24.02.1994 190 85 344 321 Pinar Del Rio
  L 19 Lionnis Salazar Rubiera Salazar 25.07.1997 185 77 332 332 Santiago de Cuba
  20   Javiel Montes De Oca Genova Montes De Oca 12.09.1997 200 89 346 340 MAYABEQUE
  21 Adrian Eduardo Goide Arredondo Goide 26.06.1998 191 80 344 340 Sancti Spiritus
  22   Luis Elian Estrada Mazorra Estrada 10.03.2000 203 90 350 325 LA HABANA
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Cuba have a frustrating record, with results fluctuating over the years as they struggle for consistency. In last year's World League they topped Pool F and then defeated Turkey in a five-set final to win Group 3. In the 2013 edition they finished 13th, just a year after they won bronze at the expense of hosts Bulgaria. This time around in Group 2 they have tests against Argentina, Bulgaria and a Canadian side that impressed when taking joint-seventh place in last year's World Championship, a competition in which Cuba finished joint-11th.

Cuba showed their best and most reliable form in the decade following their World League debut in 1991, when they finished second. In the following eight years they were never out  of the top four and won the title in 1998 as well as finishing runners-up another four times. In recent years they have finished fourth twice, in 2009 and 2010, as well as third in 2012. It all gives them an enviable World League medal haul of one gold, five silvers and three bronzes. Only the elite trio of Brazil, Italy and Russia have more medals in the history of the competition. Cuba also won a bronze medal at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, have two silver and two bronze World Championship medals and have won the NORCECA Championship 15 times.
Coach profile

Rodolfo Luis Sanchez Sanchez coached Cuba's men's team to bronze at the 2013 NORCECA Championships in his first year in charge. In 2014, he oversaw Cuba's bronze medal finish at the Central American and Caribbean Games and led the team to victory in Group 3 of the World League. Sanchez, born in Pinar del Rio, played for Cuba at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. Before coaching his country's men's team, he led its national junior men's team. Their bronze medal at the 2011 Youth World Championships was the first podium finish for a Caribbean nation in the event's history. His wife Idalmis Gato played for Cuba's women's team, winning gold at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.