Genesis Lourdes Rodríguez Gómez

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Arturo Michelena University: San Diego de Alcala, VEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
Coach Carlos Pinto took her to train at the Batalla de Carabobo sports facility in Valencia, Venezuela, at age 12.
Why this sport?
She liked athletics but she took up weightlifting due to her physique.
Name of coach
Carlos Pinto [national]
General Interest
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (chicagotribune.com, 28 Jul 2019)
Other information
SANCTION
In July 2016 she was suspended for two years by the International Weightlifting Federation [IWF] after she tested positive for the banned substance isometheptene. She returned to competition at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. (cactus24.com.ve, 29 Jul 2019; elnacional.com, 22 Jul 2019; efe.com, 22 Jul 2018; iwf.net, 12 Jul 2016)

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