September – Cuban international sports round-up – medals, medals, medals


• Cuban team wins bronze in Pan American Under 23 Womens Volleyball cup. The Dominican Republic was crowned champion of the second Pan American Women's Volleyball Cup, while Cuba secured third place after defeating Peru.

• The Cuban men's team defeated the United States 3-0 to be declared champion of the fourth men's Pan American Volleyball Cup, which concluded August 16, in the Mexican city of Tijuana, Baja California.

JUDO• Cuban judo once again demonstrated its power placing third among countries in the medals race, in the world judo championship, held in the Russian city of Cheliabinsk, thanks to one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, just behind Japan (4-2-3) and France (2-1-4).

• Dalidaivis Rodríguez and Yangaliny Jiménez ended the IBSA (international blind sports association) Judo World Championship held in Colorado Springs, USA, with two silver medals.

BOXINGIn 35th place on the country medal chart at the end of the tournament, Cuba's delegation to the second Youth Olympic Games, held in Nanjing, China, was far off the15th position they achieved four years ago, during the first edition of this multi-sport competition.

BEACH VOLLEYBALLThe Cuban women's duo made up of Leila Martínez and Lianma Flores won gold in the Eighth NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit 2014, for the first time, defeating Tealle Hunkus and Kimberly Macgiven – representing the United States – in three…

BADMINTONOsleni Guerrero, Cuba's best badminton player and continental champion, moved up to 46th place in the world rankings, a position of unprecedented privilege for the player, who qualified for the Olympic games in Río de Janeiro 2016.

CANOEINGCubans Serguey Torres and Rolexis Báez won the bronze medal on August 9 in the 500 meters C-2 double of the Canoeing World Championship, held at the Krylatskoye Aquatic Center, in Moscow, Russia.

BASEBALLCuba's team of young ballplayers put on an outstanding performance and won the under-15 World Baseball Championship title, besting the previously undefeated U. S. team, 6-3, in the tournament final held August 10, in Mazatlan's Teodoro Mariscal Stadium, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

CHESSLeinier Domínguez maintained an excellent 11th place spot confirming his number one position in Latin America, while his teammates Lázaro Bruzón and Yuniesky Quesada experienced declines in the recently published world chess rankings.