A Cuban-Italian freestyle wrestler, Frank C. Marquez was born on July 10, 1992. He weighs 74 kg. C. began his career in Cuba, where he won a World Cup, a medal at the World Championships, and the Pan American title at 55 kg in 2010 and 2011.
He then moved to Italy the following year. Two World Championships (in 2015 and 2017 at 65kg and 70kg, silver medal in 2019).
An Olympic bronze medal (in 2016), an Individual World Cup silver medal, a European Games silver medal.
Four European Championships, and a number of other medals have propelled C. to the status of Italy’s greatest ever wrestler.
C. is particularly well-known for his feud with Jordan Burroughs, a five-time Olympic and World champion he has defeated twice and won the most recent bout against.
C. Marquez Biography
His life story has a good ending: he was born in Cuba, raised by his grandmother, and began wrestling when he was seven years old.
Later in life, he learned that his father, by then a resident of the United States, was also a wrestling champion.
When he was just 18, he won a bronze medal at the world championships, but the Cuban Federation banned him shortly after, preventing him from competing in the London Olympics.
He eventually met and married Italian female wrestler Dalma Caneva, who he met after this setback, and he eventually became a citizen of Italy.
His accomplishments with the Italian national team at international competitions are nothing short of remarkable.
Two gold medals and a silver medal at the World Championships, and four gold medals and a bronze medal at the European Championships.
C. Marquez: Simone Biles ‘Showed What Athletes Really Feel Sometimes’
“Showed what athletes actually feel occasionally,” MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez said of Simone Biles’ decision to put her mental health first during the Tokyo Olympics.
Since last week, American gymnast Biles has pulled out of most of her Olympic competitions in Tokyo to focus on her mental health.
After she experienced what gymnasts call “the twisties,” or a loss of orientation while doing twists.
She participated in the final on the beam and won bronze, and her determination to put her mental health first was praised by many.
Marquez, a Honda rider, says he can empathise with her plight since it mirrors the high hopes.
And harsh criticism he received after returning to MotoGP following a major arm break that forced him to miss the 2020 season.
In the meanwhile, he won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, an achievement that left him bitter given that he had entered the tournament as the heavy favourite and intended to place first.
Salsa is his favourite dance, and he hopes to become an actor someday. Meanwhile, he has decided that he should finally go after the one gold medal that has eluded him all these years.