Among the great champions of Cuban and American sports of all time is boxer Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, known, and still remembered today, as Kid Chocolate, with great strength in his fists, and also in his heart.
Among the women who have shone on the 64 squares battlefield is the Cuban
chess player María Teresa Mora Iturralde, the first International Master of Ibero-
America in the so-called science game and unbeatable national champion for
To promote the so-called sport of fists, with millions of fans on the planet, this August 27 celebrates the International Boxing Day, in tribute to the World Championship of that discipline held in Havana in 1974.
With the victory of Arlen Lopez in the 81-kilogram division boxing final on Wednesday, Cuba won its fifth gold medal in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, thus improving its performance in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.
Cuban athlete Juan Miguel Echevarria stunned the athletic world on Saturday after jumping 8.50 meters in his first and only attempt during the men's long jump qualification at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.