Havana, December 12 (RHC)—Cuban Olympic champion in Montreal-1976 in the 48Kg boxing category, Jorge Hernandez, passed away in the Cuban capital. He was 65.
Osvaldo Vento, president of the National Institute of Sports Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), regretted the announcement on Twitter, saying that that Cuban sports movements and especially boxing, are mourning the death of one of its essential figures.
The message sends 'to his family and friends the solidarity message of those who applauded his triumphs,' wrote the president of INDER.
Jorgito, as he was called in the sports field, won the title in the 48 kg division in the first World Boxing Championship held in Havana 1974, as well as in the Pan American Sports Games of Mexico-1975 and the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Santo Domingo-1974.
The president of the Cuban Federation of boxing, Alberto Puig de la Barca, also conveyed his condolences over the physical disappearance Hernandez.