Daniel Núñez

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Daniel Núñez
Medal record
Representing  Cuba
Men's weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow -56 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Gettysburg -56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow -56 kg

Daniel Núñez (born 12 September 1958 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban weightlifter.

He won a gold medal in the bantamweight class at the 1979 Pan American Games in San Juan and at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1]

Núñez set a world record for the snatch at the 1982 Central American and Caribbean Games.[2]

At the 1983 Pan American Games Núñez and three other lifters were stripped of their medals for use of anabolic steroids.[3]


  1. ^ "Profile: Daniel Núñez". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Official Results Archived March 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. p. 89 "in weightlifting Daniel Núñez established a snatch world record"
  3. ^ "4 lifters lose medals for use of steroids". The New York Times. 23 August 1983. Retrieved 19 January 2009.