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Wrestling breakdown: 2018 World champion Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez

The most beloved athletes are typically anointed with the most nicknames.

Big Move Bonne.

Bonne Bombs.


Cuba’s 61 kg superstar Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez has bombed his way into the hearts of countless international wrestling fans with his high amplitude style and stoic demeanor. After winning a trio of Pan American titles from 2002-2005, Bonne seemingly fell off the face of the earth. The Cuban wrestling program is not well-funded, they typically only send one athlete per weight to the few tournaments they can actually afford to attend. Talents like Frank Chamizo Marquez kept Bonne out of the lineup for years.