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2010 Boys' Youth Olympic Games
21 - 26 August 2010

 Match info | Press Conference
“I'm tremendously proud of my players” - Cuba coach Rodolfo Sanchez

Gold medal winner Alexis Lamadrid from Cuba and his proud coach Rodolfo Sanchez
Singapore, Singapore, August 26, 2010 - Cuba defeated Argentina in a thrilling four-set match to win the gold medal at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games. 

Argentina captain Gonzalo Quiroga explained his thoughts on the match: “It was a difficult game for us. We did not start playing the way we wanted to in sets one and two. We played better in the third, and in the fourth we matched them point for point. But, Leon served very well for Cuba. It was a good tournament though overall.”

Argentina coach Juan Manuel Cichello said: “Congratulations to Cuba. They played at a fantastic level. We are happy to play in the finals, but they played at a different level than us.”

Cuba captain Alexis Lamadrid could not stop smiling wearing his gold medal: “Congratulations to Argentina. It was hard, and they played a great game against us today. We played at a top level, and did not make a lot of mistakes. We are happy to have reached our goal. Thank you Coach Rodolfo for everything.”

Cuba coach Rodolfo Sanchez was pleased with his team’s performance: “I want to congratulate my team. They played a really fantastic tournament. They should be proud of themselves. It is a great privilege to play in the finals. Im tremendous proud of my players. The best teams in the world competed, and this team deserved to win. I also want to congratulate Argentina.”

Coach Sanchez on Wilfredo Leon: “Leon is our leader, and a role model for the team. He sets the tone, and the team looks up to him. I am proud to have him on my team. Despite being so good, he is humble, and fits in well with the team. I wish him luck for the rest of his life, and he is on his way to becoming the best player in the world.”

Cuba’s Wilfredo on the emotions of putting the medal around his neck: “I felt very proud to win for my country. It truly meant a lot". 

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