Overview

Team profile

Cuba

There was a time when Cuba were feared on the world stage and the team claimed a string of elite championships in the 1990s. Although those days have passed, the Cubans are trying to build a bright new future. They won the World Grand Prix in 1993 and 2000 and claimed silver as recently as 2008. The Central American side finished eighth in Group 2 last year in what was their 20th participation in the tournament, from which they have collected a tally of eight medals.

 
The Cubans finished last season with a disappointing World Championship campaign. After finishing 12th in the 2010 edition, Juan Carlos Gala’s side won just one set and lost every match en route to an equal-21st place finish in Italy. It has been quite a fall for Cuba, who won consecutive golds in 1994 and 1998. It is 15 years since the team won their third straight gold medal on the Olympic stage and they failed to qualify for the London 2012 Games. However, the Cubans can boast of continuing success at the Pan American Games where they have taken a medal each time the competition has been staged since 1967. The last of their eight golds came in 2007 and they took silver in 2011. They will be back this year to try to maintain their record in Toronto, Canada.

Coach

Roberto Garcia Garcia

Roberto Garcia Garcia

Roberto Garcia Garcia, who took over Cuba’s women’s team this year, is hoping his previous international coaching experience will help him improve on their eighth-place finish in Group 2 of last year’s World Grand Prix. Garcia Garcia was Cuba’s men’s team head coach from 2004 to 2007, during which time they won bronze in the World League and silver at the NORCECA Championship in 2005, and silver at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. Garcia also coached Venezuela’s men’s team during the 2012/13 season and Iraq’s men’s team during the 1979/80 season and has spent time leading Cuba’s men’s junior team, along with several clubs in his home country.

Staff

  • Team Manager Lorenzo Martinez Cordero
  • Assistant coach Luis Gabriel Oviedo Bonilla
  • Second Assistant Coach Wilfredo Robinson Pupo
  • Doctor Ramses Raymond Yañes
  • Physiotherapist Tarik Valdez Torrens

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Colombia
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15 16 4 4.000 482 402 1.199
2
Peru
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 15 15 4 3.750 451 367 1.228
3
Kenya
6 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 12 10 1.200 472 443 1.065
4
Cuba
6 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 10 12 9 1.333 476 436 1.091
5
Kazakhstan
6 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 8 9 11 0.818 416 437 0.951
6
Algeria
6 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 7 10 14 0.714 482 521 0.925
7
Mexico
6 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 8 15 0.533 453 512 0.884
8
Australia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 389 503 0.773

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