Héctor Rodriguez Torres Judoka
Héctor Rodriguez Torres
Héctor Rodriguez Torres
Country: Cuba | Born: 12 August 1951 (70 years)
Judoka Héctor Rodriguez Torres was the first ever Olympic Champion for Cuba in 1976. The Cuban trailblazer earned the nickname ‘The Volcano of Montreal’ when he took Olympic gold. The 1973 world bronze medallist paved the way for young Cubans to follow in his footsteps. After retiring Rodriguez coached the national team and led his charges to the World Youth Championships success before moving on to work in a High-Performance Centre in Madrid.
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Date Result Judo event Type Cat.   
8 Jun 1980 1 José Ramon Rodriguez Havanna IT U65
21 Oct 1979 3 International Tournament Leipzig IT U71
15 Jul 1979 3 Pan American Games San Juan Panam U65
20 Sep 1977 1 Spartakiade of Friendly Armies Havana IT U65
30 Jul 1976 1 Olympic Games Montreal OG U63
26 Oct 1975 2 Pan American Games Mexico City Panam U63
27 Jul 1975 2 Pre Olympic Tournament Montreal IT U63
24 Jun 1973 3 World Championships Lausanne WCh U63
4 Sep 1972 5 Olympic Games Munich OG U63
16 Apr 1972 3 Polish Open Warsaw IT U63
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