8 Olympic medals for Cuba so far and more to come

By 16 August Cuba had achieved 8 medals at the Olympic Games in Beijing – a gold in wrestling, three silvers in judo, three bronze medals in judo and one in shooting. Cuba stands 25th in the medals table and 14th on the basis of total medals, which for a population of 12 million is a huge achievement although there have been disappointments in boxing in particular. More medals are hoped for in baseball, volleyball, boxing and for world record holding athlete Dayron Roble. Pedro Roque, Cuba's boxing squad head trainer, said to the press this Friday in Beijing that they came not to gain experience but to win.
For details of medals see http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/GL/92A/CUB_T.shtml

Cuba tops Athletic Championships in Cali, Colombia

HAVANA, Cuba, July 7 (acn) Cuba returned to the top of its region by easily taking the 21st edition of Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships that ended at the "Estadio Pedro Grajales" in Cali on July 6, reports. According to the website of the International Association of Athletics Federations http://www.iaaf.org, the Caribbean nation collected a total of 17 gold medals – 9 in the final day – to top the table ahead of Trinidad & Tobago, which produced a remarkable second place – best ever – with 8 victories and a total of 13 medals. Colombia, the host, was third with 6 first places and a total of 24 medals.