Francisco Rodríguez (of Venezuela)

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Born September 20, 1945 at Cumana, Venezuela

Francisco Antonio Brito Rodriguez, nicknamed "Morochito", was Venezuela's first Olympic Gold Medalist, winning gold in the light flyweight division in its inaugural year of competition, 1968. He was also the gold medalist in the flyweight division at the 1967 Panamerican Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and at the Latin American Championships in Chile. Competed at the 1972 Olympic Games but was eliminated in the first round. His amateur record stood at 266 wins, 4 losses.

Inducted into the Venezuelan Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.


Olympic results

1968

1972

External Links

CBZ Article