Estela Rodríguez

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Estela Rodríguez Villanueva[a] (November 12, 1967 – April 10, 2022) was a Cuban judoka. She won silver medals at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics.[1] She used the illegal diuretic drug called furosemide at the 1996 Olympics, but was only issued a warning and was allowed to keep her medals.[2] She was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Rodríguez died in Havana, Cuba on April 10, 2022 from cardiac arrest at the age of 54.[3]

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  1. This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Villanueva.

References[change | change source]

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Estela Rodríguez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  2. Wilson, Stephen (July 24, 1996). "Medal Kept Despite Drug Test". The Associated Press.
  3. Falleció la destacada judoca cubana Estela Rodríguez (in Spanish)