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Rosa Andreina Rodríguez Pargas (born 2 July 1986 in Acarigua, Portuguesa[1]) is a Venezuelan hammer thrower. She is the Venezuelan record holder for the event with her personal best of 72.83 metres, set in May 2012, which she improved to 73.64 in 2013. Rodríguez represented Venezuela at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015.

Rosa Rodríguez
Personal information
Full nameRosa Andreina Rodríguez Pargas
Born (1986-07-02) July 2, 1986 (age 33)
Acarigua, Portuguesa, Venezuela
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Country Venezuela
SportWomen's Athletics
Updated on 15 June 2013.

A former South American hammer champion at youth and junior levels, she won her first major medal at the South American Championships in 2005. She is a two-time Ibero-American gold medallist (2008, 2012) and two-time runner-up at the Central American and Caribbean Championships (2009, 2011). She competed at the 2011 Pan American Games and has also won medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games and Military World Games.



As a youth Rodríguez competed in a variety of throwing events. At the 2001 World Youth Championships in Athletics she was a finalist in the shot put.[2] The 2002 South American Youth Championships saw her win both the discus throw and hammer throw events, as well as a bronze medal in the shot put.[3] She was a hammer finalist at the World Youth Championships, but was knocked out in qualifying at the 2004 World Junior Championships.[4] She was crowned the South American Junior hammer champion in 2005.[5]

In 2005, she won her first senior medal at the South American Championships in Cali, taking the bronze in the hammer.[6] Later that year she set a South American junior record of 61.73 m in the event, while taking second place at the 2005 Bolivarian Games, and ended the year by improving this mark to 62.85 m.[7] She broke the Venezuelan senior record in 2006 with a throw of 64.22 m in Barquisimeto.[8] Her sole international medal that year came at the South American Under-23 Championships, where she came third behind Jennifer Dahlgren and Johana Moreno.[9] She improved further in 2007, throwing the hammer 66.96 m in July. She was a silver medallist at the 2007 ALBA Games and represented Venezuela at the 2007 World Championships for the first time, competing in the qualifying round.[4]

Rodríguez did not achieve the Olympic "B" standard of 67 metres in 2008 and missed the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result. She was successful in regional competition, however, winning the titles at the Ibero-American and South American Under-23 Championships,[10][11] as well as fifth place at the 2008 CAC Championships.

She missed out on the medals at the 2009 South American Championships, finishing fourth, but rebounded with a national record of 69.06 m at the 2009 CAC Championships to take second behind Arasay Thondike.[12] She bettered that mark at the Bogotá leg of the South American Athletics Grand Prix, winning with 69.46 m.[13] Returning to the world stage, she was eliminated in the qualification at the 2009 World Championships.[4] That November she won shot put and hammer medals at the 2009 Bolivarian Games. Her 2010 season was highlighted by a bronze medal at the Ibero-American Championships, a silver medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, and a year's best throw of 69.10 m to win the national title.[7]

Rodríguez competed in many international events for Venezuela in 2011. She won her first continental medal since 2005 at the South American Championships, taking third place.[14] She was runner-up at the 2011 CAC Championships, repeating her feat from 2009 and finishing behind Johana Moreno.[15] She was a bronze medallist at the Military World Games held in Rio de Janeiro, won at the 2011 ALBA Games, and was eighth in the final at the Pan American Games.[7] She began 2012 in top form and in May she improved her personal best to 72.83 m at a meeting in Croatia. A month later, the 2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics was hosted in her home town and she responded by winning the title in a championship record of 71.76 m.[16]

Personal bestsEdit

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Venezuela
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 12th Shot (4 kg) 12.63 m
2002 South American Youth Championships Asunción, Paraguay 3rd Shot 13.26 m
1st Discus 43.87 m
1st Hammer 57.90 m
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 13th Hammer 51.93 m
2004 South American U23 Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 6th Shot put 13.33 m
7th Discus 42.55 m
5th Hammer 55.98 m
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 20th (q) Hammer 53.10 m
2005 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 3rd Hammer 60.02 m
South American Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd Hammer 61.51 m
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 2nd Hammer 61.73 m A
South American Junior Championships Rosario, Argentina 1st Hammer 57.90 m
2006 South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 7th Discus 40.59 m
3rd Hammer 59.77 m
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 2nd Hammer 61.93 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 35th (q) Hammer 61.77 m
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 3rd Hammer 65.96 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 5th Hammer 63.76 m
South American U23 Championships Lima, Peru 1st Hammer 64.76 m
2009 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 5th Hammer 62.79 m
South American Championships Lima, Peru 4th Hammer 60.66 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd Hammer 69.06 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 30th (q) Hammer 65.88 m
Bolivarian Games Sucre, Bolivia 3rd Shot 14.32 m A
3rd Discus 39.72 m A
2nd Hammer 66.98 m A
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 3rd Hammer 67.58 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd Hammer 64.16 m
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd Hammer 67.28 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd Hammer 65.09 m
Military World Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Hammer 67.16 m
ALBA Games Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Hammer 67.25 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 8th Hammer 64.78 m
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Hammer 71.76 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 27th (q) Hammer 67.34 m
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 1st Hammer 68.38 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 15th (q) Hammer 69.35 m
Bolivarian Games Trujillo, Peru 1st Hammer 73.36 m
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st Hammer 68.61 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, Mexico 4th Hammer 67.47 m A
2015 South American Championships Lima, Peru 8th Shot 13.66 m
1st Hammer 71.66 m
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 1st Hammer 71.61 m
World Championships Beijing, China 11th Hammer 67.78 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th (q) Hammer 69.26 m
2018 South American Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd Hammer 70.93 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 1st Hammer 67.91 m
Ibero-American Championships Trujillo, Peru 2nd Hammer 67.93 m
2019 South American Championships Lima, Peru 2nd Hammer 66.45 m
Pan American Games Lima, Peru 3rd Hammer 69.48 m


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