She constitutes a genuine example of a beautiful
and elegant woman. This is proven by the fact that her presence
as a model is requested in the traditional Habano Cigar Festivals,
held annually in Havana and which gathers personalities from
all over the globe.
Her life as a volleyball player has seen everything. She has
meet all her expectations as a member of the Cuban national
team, Olympic champion in the Barcelona'92, Atlanta'96, and
Sydney'00 editions of the games. She also contributed to victory
in two world championships and four world cups.
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) selected her
"most outstanding player" of the 20th century. What
else can we say about her?
The slender "morena" from Havana, sizing 6'3'', made
her debut in sport when she was barely 8 years old thanks to
her mother. Her exceptional conditions granted her ascension
and six years after her debut, and after having participated
in the school games, she was already a member of the national
Together with her teammate Mireya Luis, another exceptionally
gifted player, she was a star in a team with other many stars.
Three years after the Sydney Olympics, she has not announced
her official retirement yet. Maybe she is dreaming of her fourth
Olympic title, although in the last few years she has suffered
frequent lesions in her knees.
A natural central attacker, she has always stood out because
of her passion and discipline be it during the long training
sessions or in the volleyball field. Whether she continues playing
for some more time or she finally says good-bye, her story is