Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Rafael Lecuona

Rafael Lecuona

Full name: Rafael Argelio Lecuona Asencio
Gender: Male
Born: June 2, 1928 in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Died: June 7, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Florida State Seminoles, Tallahassee (USA)
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Brother of Fernando Lecuona.

Biography

Rafael Lecuona competed in three Olympics for Cuba as a gymnast, those of 1948-56. He also starred for the Cuban gymnastics team at the Pan American Games, winning a gold medal in the 1951 pommelled horse, and six silver medals in 1951-55 – 1951 all-around, vault, rings, and team; and 1955 pommelled horse and team. At the 1951 Pan American Games Lecuona became friendly with American gymnast Bill Roetzheim, which led to Lecuona receiving a scholarship to Florida State, where he starred on the gymnastics team from 1953-56. He captained the team in 1955-56, led Florida State to the national championship, and was named All-American on the pommelled horse.

After Castro’s takeover of Cuba, Lecuona developed an interest in politics and earned a masters’ degree in that field in 1968 and a PhD in 1970. In 1970 he also left Cuba, emigrating to the United States with his family, settling in Laredo, Texas. Lecuona became a professor of international studies at Texas A&I University (later Texas A&M International), teaching at that school for 32 years. He was the first chairman of arts & sciences at Texas A&I.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Cuba CUB 81
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Cuba CUB 14
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Cuba CUB 93
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Cuba CUB 79T
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Cuba CUB 79T
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Cuba CUB 94
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Rings Cuba CUB 85
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Cuba CUB 53T
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Cuba CUB 116
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Cuba CUB 147
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Cuba CUB 150
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Cuba CUB 144
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Cuba CUB 106T
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Cuba CUB 121T
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Cuba CUB 77T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Cuba CUB 52
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Cuba CUB 55
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Cuba CUB 55
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Cuba CUB 52
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Cuba CUB 55
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Cuba CUB 50
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Cuba CUB 33T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 81 187.70 95.60 92.10
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 116 99.10 49.65 49.45
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 52 100.25 49.10 51.15

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba CUB Final Standings 14 187.70

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 93 29.25 14.75 14.50
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 147 15.70 7.55 8.15
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 55 16.35 8.30 8.05

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 79T 34.00 18.00 16.00
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 150 16.75 8.00 8.75
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 55 17.85 8.95 8.90

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 79T 31.80 17.30 14.50
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 144 16.00 8.90 7.10
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 52 17.45 8.50 8.95

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 94 26.35 10.75 15.60
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 106T 16.80 8.10 8.70
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 55 14.55 6.75 7.80

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 85 32.00 16.80 15.20
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 121T 16.40 7.95 8.45
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 50 16.00 7.70 8.30

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 53T 34.30 18.00 16.30
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 77T 17.45 9.15 8.30
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Cuba Final Standings 33T 18.05 8.90 9.15
id: 29,587