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Armando Rueda

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRafael Armando•Rueda García
Used nameArmando•Rueda
Born19 February 1929 in Torreón, Coahuila (MEX)
Died27 November 2018
Measurements183 cm / 74, 81 kg
NOC Mexico


Armando Rueda was a weightlifter who competed for Mexico at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Rueda became a dentist, practicing in Mexicali, Baja California. He later lived in San Diego, California, where he and his wife raised their children.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting MEX Armando Rueda
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 17
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting MEX Armando Rueda
Light-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 12