Gold medalist Dalidaivis Rodriguez of Cuba celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the the Women - 63 kg Judo during day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Dalidaivis Rodriguez


After losing out to Ukraine’s Iryna Husieva in the final of the 2014 World Championships in Colorado Springs, USA, Dalidaivis Rodriguez had to wait two years until the Paralympic final in Rio for the revenge.

In the long-awaited gold-medal combat, the Cuban beat the European by smashing ippon to successfully defend her Paralympic title from London 2012.

Rodriguez is also a double Parapan American champion having claimed gold at both Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015.


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -63 kg Quarterfinal 2012-08-31 302
Women's -63 kg Semifinal 2012-08-31 201
Women's -63 kg Final 2012-08-31 101
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -63 kg Semifinal 2016-09-09 2
Women's -63 kg Final 2016-09-09 1