Victor Rodrigues Penalber de Oliveira (born 22 May 1990) is a Brazilian judoka.
Penalber in 2016
|Full name||Victor Rodrigues Penalber de Oliveira|
|Born||22 May 1990|
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Coached by||Geraldo Bernardes|
Penalber started to practice judo at the age of four. He studied and trained at Universidade Gama Filho and today trains at the Instituto Reação, created by the ex-judoka Flávio Canto. He is left handed and his preferred technique is seoi-nage.
His first success was the gold medal at the 2008 Pan American Judo Championships at the 73 kg class; he won again in 2013 in the 81 kg class. At the 2008 World Judo Teams Championship in Tokyo he tested positively for furosemide and was suspended for two years.
Penalber competed at the 2013 World Judo Championships held in his home town, and lost his third bout to the eventual gold medalist Loïc Pietri. He won bronze medals at the 2015 World Judo Championships and 2015 Pan American Games.
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