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José GUERRA
Sport Diving
NOC Cuba   
GenderMen
Born09 Aug 1979 in Santiago de Cuba, CUB
Height1.66 m
Weight 63 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Manuel Fajardo Physical Culture Institute: Havana, CUB
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at about age seven and started diving at age eight.
Why this sport?
"My mother took me to the pool and I loved it so much I never got out."
General Interest
Nicknames
Pipo (bohemia.cu, 21 May 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 1999 World University Games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and winning a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (trabajadores.cu, 20 Oct 2013)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Dmitri Sautin. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 15 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“Diving has not been at all easy. Behind what fans see there is only daily dedication, cold, pain and injury. That's the life of a diver, the rest is poetry." (trabajadores.cu, 20 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named as one of Cuba's top 10 athletes of the year for 2005 by the National Office for Sport, Physical Education and Recreation [INDER] and the Circle of Sport Journalists. (International Sports Press Association, 2005)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive diving in June 2016 after he was unable to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as his partner Jeinkler Aguirre was injured. "I think it's the right time to close my story as an athlete and start writing a new one as a coach. I love working with children, I am learning along with the coach Lino Socorro, who is helping me a lot on my way to start creating champions." (jit.cu, 08 Jun 2016)

WORLD CUP MISS
His synchronised partner Jeinkler Aguirre suffered a spinal disc herniation [slipped disc] in January 2016. Aguirre needed surgery, so the duo missed the qualifying event for the Olympic Games at the 2016 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (prensa-latina.cu, 20 Jan 2016)

COUNTRY FIRST
In 2005 he became the first Cuban diver to win a medal at the world championships when he claimed a silver medal in the 10m individual platform in Montreal, QC, Canada. (trabajadores.cu, 20 Oct 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 527.70
5 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 450.90
5 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 507.15
7 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 409.38
  2004 Athens, GRE 10m Platform  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 367.38
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 434.49
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 371.82
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 409.55
3 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 456.60
8 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 413.19
6 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform 477.80
4 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 433.80
2 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 691.14
5 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 346.44
12 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 3m Springboard 463.65
4 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 10m Platform 659.40
8 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 284.10
13 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 256.20
12 1998 Perth, WA, AUS 10m Platform 472.29
20 1998 Perth, WA, AUS 1m Springboard 302.94
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 351.12
2 2013 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 388.80
6 2012   10m Platform  
2 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 510.30
1 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 453.36
27 2011   10m Platform  
5 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 470.75
7 2011 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 354.72
3 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 381.66
3 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 421.62
1 2010 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 529.50
1 2010 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 438.12
3 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 483.35
2 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 432.78
4 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 366.18
2 2009   10m Platform  
3 2009 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 524.80
1 2009 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 455.94
2 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 405.87
1 2009 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 520.70
1 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 423.18
1 2009 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 450.30
37 2008   10m Platform  
7 2008 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 484.20
5 2008 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 423.42
12 2007   10m Platform  
3 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 391.56
5 2007 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 424.80
3 2007 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 522.75
2 2007 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 436.20
2 2006   10m Platform  
1 2006 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 536.90
2 2006 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 400.26
6 2006 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 399.05
2 2006 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 434.34
1 2006 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 500.05
4 2006 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 396.96
2 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform 525.20
2 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 407.28
1 2005   10m Platform  
3 2005 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 443.94
2 2005 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 321.42
1 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 515.19
4 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 289.86
3 2005 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 456.54
4 2005 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 354.48
1 2005 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 513.27
6 2005 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 322.74
16 2004   10m Platform  
4 2004 Athens, GRE 10m Platform 684.45
10 2004 Athens, GRE 10m Platform Synchro 314.46
4 2004 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 296.34
4 2002   10m Platform  
23 2002   3m Springboard  
2 2002 Juarez City, MEX 10m Platform 480.36
2 2002 Juarez City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 315.78
3 2002 Juarez City, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 288.72
1 2002 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 454.32
1 2002 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 289.74
2 2002 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 301.92
6 2002 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 384.72
6 2002 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 443.40
2 2002 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 321.51
9 2001   10m Platform  
42 2001   3m Springboard  
2 2001 Juarez City, MEX 10m Platform 685.05
1 2001 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 668.34
8 2001 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 584.91
6 2001 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 278.82
3 2000   10m Platform  
3 2000 Juarez City, MEX 10m Platform 592.62
2 2000 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 619.95
1 2000 Messina, ITA 10m Platform 661.56
1 2000 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 661.45
1 2000 Ronneby, SWE 10m Platform 625.15
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 447.57
1 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 527.40
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro 421.92
2 1999 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 10m Platform 619.17
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 353.58
5 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 407.04
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 426.30
7 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 379.74
3 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 422.04
4 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 420.18
5 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 393.12
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 397.17
3 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 416.58
7 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 472.20
5 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 415.62
3 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 433.71
7 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 431.45
1 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 463.02
6 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 415.98
3 2010 Qingdao, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 416.28
3 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 441.21
4 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 417.00
4 2009   10m Platform  
2 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
8 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform 492.80
5 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 420.54
7 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform 467.40
4 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform Synchro 386.70
2 2009 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform 505.05
5 2009 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 474.25
2 2009 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 443.46
2 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 524.75
2 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 524.75
3 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 422.46
4 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 406.32
3 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 422.46
4 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 406.32
6 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 435.60
6 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 435.60
3 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 407.76
3 2008 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 407.76
5 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 379.35
5 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 379.35
6 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 425.70
6 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 425.70
4 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 391.68
4 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 391.68
4 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 408.66
4 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 408.66
3 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform 531.40
3 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform 531.40
2 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 427.02
2 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 427.02
4 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 454.55
4 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 454.55
2 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 447.12
2 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 447.12
5 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform  
5 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform  
4 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 426.60
4 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 426.60