Today in Latin American History
Cuban Boxer Mario Kindelán Who Won 2 Olympic Gold Medals was Born in 1971
Photo: Mario Kindelán
Today in Latin American history, Cuban boxer Mario Kindelán who won gold in the 2000 & 2004 Olympics was born in 1971.
He competed in the lightweight category. His most recent victory was at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, defeating Amir Khan in the final, and retaining his gold medal from four years earlier.
Kindelán was named among the top ten athletes in Cuba for 1999, as well as being selected ‘Best Boxer in Cuba’ in the same year.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Chile’s oldest & most prestigious school Instituto Nacional was founded in 1813
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado who wrote “The Violent Land” was born in 1912
- Today in LatAm history, Argentinian footballer Javier Zanetti who played for the National team & Inter Milan was born in 1973
- Today in LatAm history, Costa Rican footballer Luis Marín who played for the National team & Liga Deportiva Alajuelense was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian writer Anderson Bigode Herzer whose life inspired the film “Vera” died in 1962