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Cuban boxer Mesa dies; won silver at Atlanta '96

HAVANA (AP) - Cuban authorities say Olympic silver medalist boxer Arnaldo Mesa has died. He was 46.

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Government-run sports website Jit.cu says Mesa died Monday in the eastern city of Holguin, several days after he was hospitalized for a stroke.

Mesa, a southpaw, was born Dec. 6, 1966, in the eastern province of Santiago.

In 1996 he was runner-up in the bantamweight class at the Olympics in Atlanta. He won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1991, in Havana, and again four years later in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

His funeral is planned for Wednesday.

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