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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010

 CUB / Cuba - Team Composition

Team manager Eugenio George Lafita
Head coach Juan Carlos Gala Rodriguez
Assistant coach Eider George Lafita
Doctor Tarik Valdez Torrens
Therapist / trainer Regla Torre Herrera
Journalist Carlos Alberto Gonzalez
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Wilma Salas Rosell Salas 9/03/1991 188 66 313 298 Santiago de Cuba
  2   Yanelis Santos Allegne Santos 30/03/1986 181 69 324 304 Ciego de Avila
  4 Yoana Palacio Mendoza Palacios 6/10/1990 184 67 313 300 Cuidad Habana
  6   Daymara Lescay Cajigal Lescay 5/09/1992 184 72 308 290 Guantanamo
  L 7 Lisbet Arredondo Reyes Arredondo 22/11/1987 182 67 315 312 Villa Clara
  9   Rachel Sanchez Perez Sanchez 9/01/1989 190 86 325 320 Pinar del Rio
  10 Ana Lidia Cleger Abel Cleger 27/11/1989 183 69 300 285 Santiago de Cuba
  11   Liannes Castañeda Simon Simon 18/10/1986 188 70 325 320 Guantanamo
  13 Rosanna Giel Ramos Giel 10/06/1992 187 62 320 315 Ciego de Avila
  14   Kenia Carcaces Opón Carcaces 23/01/1986 190 78 322 300 Volero Zürich
  C 15 Yusidey Silie Frómeta Silie 11/11/1984 184 77 316 300 Cuidad de la Habana
  17   Gyselle de la Caridad Silva Franco Silva 29/10/1991 184 70 302 295 Santiago de Cuba
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The 2010 edition of the FIVB Women’s World Championship finds Cuba with only a few players remaining from the previous Olympic cycle and ready to use the event as a launching pad towards the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Fresh from outstanding performances at this year’s China International Tournament, Montreux Volley Masters and Pan American Cup where they booked a return ticket to the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, Cuba’s goal is to finish among the top eight teams in Japan.

Cuba’s glory days were in the 90s when the women’s team became world champions in 1994 and 1998 - in addition to Olympic Games titles in 1992, 1996 and 2000 - at the same time their men’s counterparts were also finishing on the podium.

At the World Championship in 2002 and 2006 Cuba finished fifth and seventh. Now, under the tutelage of new coach Juan Carlos Gala and with the wise advice of legendary players such as Eugenio George and Regla Torres, their goal is to improve on their 2006 seventh- place finish.

After many hours of hard work at the “Morenas del Caribe” the side will arrive in Japan full of dreams of returning to the podium to which they were accustomed during the glory days of the last century’s final years.

Coach profile

Juan Carlos Gala became coach of Cuba in 2010, with his first competitive match coming at the International Invitational Tournament in China.

He led the side to a fourth-place finish at this year’s Pan American Cup and has had previous experience with Trinidad and Tobago.


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