Taekwondo athlete who won a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
He first gained fame in 1999, when he won a silver medal at the Pan American Games.
At the 2008 Olympics he received a lifetime ban from the sport when he kicked a referee following a disqualification.
He was born in Holguin, Cuba.
His anger at being disqualified was publicly supported by Cuban president Fidel Castro.