Cuba is on the threshold of participating in its twentieth Olympic Games and the upcoming adventure in Río de Janeiro promises emotional moments for the island’s athletes, with the possibility of achieving historic results under the five rings.
Mijaín López, Idalis Ortiz, Ángel Fournier, Manrique Larduet and Rafael Alba are some of the Cuban stars most likely to set records in the Brazilian city, where once again Cuba’s sports movement will rub shoulders with some of the strongest athletes of the world.
Cuba’s flagship event over multiple editions of the Games – boxing – will play a leading role, with a strong group of talented fighters. The aim is to add to the historic total of 34 gold, 19 silver and 14 bronze medals (67 in all). Cuba’s overall medal count in this individual sport exceeds that of nations such as Greece, Kenya, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina and Mexico.