Cuban volleyball player Regla Radames Torres Herrera was born in Havana in 1975, February, 12. She is considered the best volleyball player of all times. She started playing volleyball in “Empeza Jugar” at the age of 8. After this, she continued her career in Omnitel Volley Modena and Despar Perugia, the teams of Ciudad Habana and Italian Serie A1.
Best Female Volleyball Player from Cuba
Regla Torres invited Cuba national team, when she was 16. Cuba won championship at 1991 World Cup that year. At the age of 17, she won the title of the youngest volleyball player, who won the gold medal in the history of the Olympics by taking the first place at the Barcelona Olympic Games. When she was 18 years old, she won gold medal with her team at 1993 World Grand Prix and she was selected the most valuable player of the tournament.
Torres’s volleyball life has passed with great success. She became a champion at the 1994 World Championships, 1995 World Cup, 1996 World Grand Prix, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, 1998 World Championships, 2000 World Grand Prix and 2000 Sydney Olympic Games with the Cuba national team. She awarded with the titles of “best blocker” , ‘most valuable player” at 1994 World Championship, “ best blocker” and “ most valuable player” at 1998 World Championship and “best spiker” at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Moreover, she was the Best Female Volleyball Player of 20th century.
Torres attracted great attention with her extraordinary jumping. In the 90s, she contributed to Cuba’s championships significantly. After 2002 World Championships, she finished her career at an early age due to injury on her knee.
Regla Torres’ Personal Information
- Height: 1,91 cm.
- Weight: 78 kg.
- Position: Middle blocker
- Block : 315 cm.
- Spike height: 331 cm.