Israel José Rubio

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Israel José Rubio
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Born11 January 1981

Israel José Rubio Rivero (born 11 January 1981) is a Venezuelan weightlifter.

Rubio originally placed 4th in the men's 62kg weightlifting competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, but was moved to third place and received a bronze medal when the previous bronze medalist, Leonidas Sampanis, was stripped of his medal following a doping scandal.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he ranked 13th in the men's 69kg weightlifting competition, lifting a total of 306 kg.[1]

Rubio was arrested on January 25, 2012 in the city of Pescara, Italy, for alleged possession of narcotics.[2]


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Israel José Rubio". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2008-12-23.

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