Taismary Aguero

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Birthday
5, 1977
Birthplace
Cuba
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1977 (age 41)
Birthplace
Cuba

About

Cuban-Italian volleyball player who's represented both countries internationally. She won Olympic gold medals with Cuba in 1996 and 2000 and European Championship titles with Italy in 2007 and 2009.

Before Fame

She started playing volleyball in her native Cuba when she was eight years old and went on to be the MVP of the 1993 Junior World Championship.

Trivia

She officially fled Cuba while playing with the national team in Switzerland in 2001. Italy, where she'd previously played professionally, gave her political asylum.

Family Life

She married Alessio Botteghi in 2006, which officially made her an Italian citizen.

Associated With

She was teammates with Eleonora Lo Bianco on Italy's national team.