Estela Rodríguez

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Estela Rodríguez
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Full nameEstela Rodríguez Villanueva
BornNovember 17, 1967 (1967-11-17) (age 51)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Estela Rodríguez Villanueva (born November 17, 1967 in Santiago de Cuba) is a retired Cuban judoka. She won silver medals at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, both in the Half Heavyweight (over 72 kg) category.[1] She returned a positive test to banned diuretic drug called furosemide at the 1996 Olympics, but was only issued with a reprimand, and allowed to keep her medals.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Estela Rodríguez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Wilson, Stephen (July 24, 1996). "Medal Kept Despite Drug Test". The Associated Press.