Yoel Finol

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Yoel Finol
Yoel Finol Rivas 2015.jpg
Finol at the 2015 Pan American Games
Personal information
Full nameYoel Segundo Finol Rivas
Born21 September 1996 (1996-09-21) (age 22)
Mérida, Venezuela
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
ClubHermanos Varela
Coached byYdol Alfredo Gonzalez[1]

Yoel Segundo Finol Rivas (born 21 September 1996) is a Venezuelan flyweight boxer. He won a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. Finol will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]


He took up boxing in 2006 and fights as a southpaw.[1]

He earned his first triumphs in national championships in his country, where he won first place in the Junior National Championship in the categories -34 kilos (2011) and -40 kilos (2012), and National Youth Games in the category - 49 kilos (2013).

In 2014 he participated in the World Youth Championship International Boxing Association (AIBA), held in Sofia (Bulgaria), where he was in the 7th position.[1]

In 2015 he represented Venezuela in the Pan American Games held in Toronto, Canada, where he won the bronze medal in flyweight (-49 kg). That same year, he won a gold medal in the American Continental Championship Boxing Confederation (CAMA), this time in flyweight (-52 kilos), after defeating in the end to Cuban Yosbany Veitía by 2-1.[1]

In 2016 he won a gold medal in flyweight in the World Olympic Qualifying held in Vargas (Venezuela), after defeating German Hamza Touba by 3 to 0.[3]

This qualified him for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016,[2] where he went through to the semifinals and lost to the eventual champion.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d "YOEL FINOL - 52 KG". aiba.org. International Boxing Association. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Yoel Segundo Finol". Rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ Olmos, Rafael. "Con Yoel Finol el futuro del boxeo está en Río". El Prespecto.
  4. ^ "Men's Fly (52kg) - Standings". Rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.olympic.org/rio-2016/boxing/52kg-men

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