Estela Rodríguez

Estela Rodríguez Villanueva[a] (born November 12, 1967) is a retired Cuban judoka. She was born in Santiago de Cuba. She won silver medals at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, both in the Half Heavyweight (over 72 kg) category.[2] 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.[3]

Estela Rodríguez
Personal information
Full nameEstela Rodríguez Villanueva
Born (1967-11-12) November 12, 1967 (age 53)[1]
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Villanueva.


  1. ^ Estela Rodríguez's profile at
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Estela Rodríguez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Wilson, Stephen (July 24, 1996). "Medal Kept Despite Drug Test". The Associated Press.