Roberto Urrutia

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Roberto "Tony" Urrutia was an Olympic weightlifter, born 1957 in Cuba. He later defected to, and competed for, the United States.[1][2]

Weightlifting achievements[edit]

  • Senior world champion (1977–1979).[3]
  • Olympic team member (Cuban Team 1976; U.S.A. Team 1988 and 1992).
  • Pan Am Games champion (1975 and 1979).
  • Silver medalist in Pan Am Games (1987).
  • Senior national champion (1987–1989, 1991, and 1992).
  • Set five world records during career.
  • All-time senior American record holder in clean and jerk and total.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Wilbon, Michael (1987-08-12). "Defector Urrutia Earns a Bronze In Weightlifting". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  2. ^ Neff, Craig (1987-08-24). "'what Times, Silvia!'". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Roberto Urrutia". Lift Up. Retrieved 2010-05-07.