Cuba

Number of Athletes: 149

Sports: Athletics, Archery, Baseball, Boxing, Canoeing and kayaking, Shooting, Taekwondo and Wrestling

Medal Prospects: Dayron Robles in the 110 hurdles should challenge Liu Xiang. Cuba is also traditionally strong in boxing and baseball.

Athens Medals: Gold 9, Silver 7, Bronze 11, Total 27

Bakhyt Sarsekbayev from Kazakhstan wins gold medal in boxing

Kazakhstan’s Bakhyt Sarsekbayev has defeated Carlos Banteaux Suarez from Cuba to win the gold medal in boxing welter-weight division.
Jungjoo Kim from South Korea and Silamu Hanati from China have won bronze medals.

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Alexey Tishchenko of Russia has beat Daouda Sow of France 11-9, to win the gold medal in the boxing lightweight division (60kg).
Yordenis Ugas from Cuba and Hrachik Javakhyan of Armenia won bronze medals.

Mongolian Badar-Uugan Enkhbat beat Cuban Yankiel Leon Alarcon 16-5 to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in the bantam-weight division.
Bruno Julie from Mauritius and Veaceslav Gojan from Moldova won bronze medals.

China’s Zou Shiming won China’s first boxing gold today by defeating Mongolia’s Serdamba Purevdorj in the final of the light-flyweight class.
The fight ended early as Purevdorj withdrew with a should injury.

Paddy Barnes from Ireland and G Yampier Hernandez from Cuba won bronze medals.

South Korea has defeated Cuba 3-2 to win the gold in baseball at the Beijing Olympics.
The United States beat Japan in an earlier game to win the bronze medal.

Bryan Clay has won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon. Andrei Krauchanka from Belarus won the silver medal and Leonel Suarez of Cuba won the bronze.

Dayron Robles has won the men’s 110 meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics in 12.93 seconds.
David Payne and David Oliver both from the United States won the silver and bronze medals respectively.