Estela Rodríguez Villanueva Judoka
Estela Rodríguez Villanueva
Estela Rodríguez Villanueva
Country: Cuba | Born: 12 November 1967 | Passed away: 10 April 2022 (54 years)
Former judo star Estela Rodriguez Villanueva, was the 1989 World Champion for Cuba. She won three World Championships medals and was Olympic finallist for Cuba in 1992 and 1996. Rodriguez captured the gold medal at the Tournoi de Paris in 1992. She died of a heart attack in April 2022. “Estela” as she was called by friends and admirers, stood out within a golden generation of Cuban judokas and she set a legendary record. For a long time she was in the ‘army’ of famous coach Ronaldo Veitia with lots of other successful women.
Judo results
Date Result Judo event Type Cat.   
10 Jun 2001 1 Tre Torri Tournament Corridonia IT O78
27 May 2001 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT O78
27 May 2001 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
14 Apr 2001 2 International Tournament Niort IT O78
30 Mar 2001 1 Dutch Open Grand Prix Rotterdam WCup O78
2 Mar 2001 1 A-Tournament Budapest Bank Cup WCup O78
20 Jul 1996 2 Olympic Games Atlanta OG O72
8 Jun 1996 1 Tre Torri Tournament Corridonia IT O72
18 Feb 1996 1 ASKO World Tournament Leonding WCup O72
11 Feb 1996 2 Tournoi de Paris WCup O72
1 Jan 1996 2 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
9 Dec 1995 1 Fukuoka tournament Japan IT OpenW
1 Oct 1995 3 World Championships Chiba WCh OpenW
1 Jan 1995 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
26 Feb 1994 3 World Masters Munich WCup O72
20 Feb 1994 1 ASKO World Tournament Leonding WCup O72
13 Feb 1994 3 Tournoi de Paris WCup O72
1 Jan 1994 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
12 Dec 1993 3 Fukuoka tournament Japan IT O72
1 Jan 1993 3 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
1 Jan 1993 1 Cuban Championships NC OpenW
12 Dec 1992 1 Fukuoka tournament Japan IT O72
31 Oct 1992 3 US Open Colorado Springs IT OpenW
31 Oct 1992 1 US Open Colorado Springs IT O72
27 Jul 1992 2 Olympic Games Barcelona OG O72
22 Feb 1992 3 World Masters Munich WCup O72
16 Feb 1992 1 A-Tournament Sofia 'Liberation' WCup O72
2 Feb 1992 1 Tournoi de Paris WCup O72
1 Jan 1992 2 Cuban Championships NC OpenW
1 Jan 1992 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
1 Jan 1992 1 Pan American Championships Ontario PanCH O72
11 Aug 1991 1 Pan American Games Havana Panam OpenW
11 Aug 1991 1 Pan American Games Havana Panam O72
28 Jul 1991 2 World Championships Barcelona WCh OpenW
25 Jul 1991 5 World Championships Barcelona WCh O72
10 Jun 1991 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
10 Jun 1991 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT O72
24 Feb 1991 3 World Masters Munich WCup O72
17 Feb 1991 1 A-tournament Sofia 'Liberation' WCup O72
10 Feb 1991 3 Tournoi de Paris WCup O72
20 Oct 1990 1 Pan American Championships Caracas PanCH O72
1 Jan 1990 1 Cuban Championships NC OpenW
1 Jan 1990 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
15 Oct 1989 1 World Championships Belgrade WCh OpenW
10 Oct 1989 5 World Championships Belgrade WCh O72
19 Feb 1989 2 A-Tournament Sofia 'Liberation' WCup O72
12 Feb 1989 7 Tournoi de Paris WCup O72
1 Jan 1989 1 Judoguis Dorado Havana IT OpenW
24 Apr 1988 2 Cuban Championships NC O72
22 Nov 1987 7 World Championships Essen WCh OpenW
12 Aug 1987 2 Pan American Games Indianapolis Panam OpenW
9 Aug 1987 3 Pan American Games Indianapolis Panam O72
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