One of the best fencing players of all times and managed to be active along forty years. First Cuban to conquest a gold medal in the history of the Olympic Games and it happened in Paris 1900, where being only 17 years old, he wins with minimum efforts the modality of sword and individual Epee. This Havana-born athlete was crowned in 1904 the International Championship of Paris and at the same year, he attended the III Olympic Games in San Louis, United States, where he succeeds in epee and in individual and team foil. Twenty years after he arrived to final quarter at the JJ.OO in Paris. He competed at the I Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico, 1926 and won in foil, sabre and epee. In the second edition of this event (Havana, 1930) he is victorious and didn’t receive a single touch in epee and foil and at the IV games of Panama, 1938 he won gold medal in epee at team competitions and silver in foil, being 55 years old.