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Nancy Uranga

Full name: Nancy Uranga Ramagoza
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: August 17, 1954 in Bahía Honda, Artemisa, Cuba
Died: October 6, 1976 in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Nancy Uranga was 22 years old and from the Pablo de la Torriente Brau sugar mill in Pinar del Rio, Nancy was one of Cuba's top fencers. She was studying biology at the University of Havana and had participated in international fencing events since 1972, when she competed in the USSR. The arenas of several counties (the GDR, Panama, Mexico, Hungary, Italy and Canada) had witnessed her superb skills. She participated in the Pan-American Games in the Mexican capital and in the Montreal Olympics 1976. She was carrying her first child when she was killed in the airplane bombing of Cubana de Aviacion flight 455.

This flight from Barbados to Jamaica was also carrying 24 members of the Cuban National Fencing Team. It was brought down by a terrorist attack at Oct 6, 1976 by a CIA-linked Cuban exile, Luis Posada Carriles. All 73 passengers died. Political complications quickly arose when Cuba accused the US government of being an accomplice to the attack. CIA documents released in 2005 indicate that the agency "had concrete advance intelligence, as early as June 1976, on plans by Cuban exile terrorist groups to bomb a Cubana airliner." Former CIA operative Posada Carriles denies involvement but provides many details of the incident in his book "Caminos del Guerrero" (Way of the Warrior).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Cuba CUB 47
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Women's Foil, Team Cuba CUB 9T

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 5 1976-07-23 0 4 4 20
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 Palm (SWE) 5, Uranga (CUB) 1 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Uranga (CUB) 1 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 Lokšová-Ráczová (TCH) 5, Uranga (CUB) 2 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 Van Eyck (BEL) 5, Uranga (CUB) 0 0

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 3 1976-07-27 0 2 13 19
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-27 FRA 11, CUB 5 5 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-27 Gapais-Dumont (FRA) 5, Uranga (CUB) 1 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-27 Muzio (FRA) 5, Uranga (CUB) 3 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-27 Uranga (CUB) 5, Herbster-Josland (FRA) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-27 Trinquet (FRA) 5, Uranga (CUB) 3 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-27 ROU 8/66, CUB 8/60 8/60 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-27 Uranga (CUB) 5, Derşidan-Ene-Pascu (ROU) 4 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-27 Uranga (CUB) 5, Stahl-Iencic (ROU) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-27 Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei (ROU) 5, Uranga (CUB) 4 4
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Cuba CUB Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-27 Uranga (CUB) 5, Bartoş (ROU) 4 5
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