Silva Wins Brazil’s First Gold

Brazil’s Rafaela Silva overcame top seed Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia to win Gold in the women’s -57kg judo, sending the crowd into joyous celebration of their first Olympic Gold as host country. Silva raised her arms to the crowd in triumph as she beat Dorjsuren on a Waza-ari, following a pulsating semi-finals victory that went into extra time against Romania’s Corina Caprioriu. Gold for Silva marks a fairytale rise to the Olympic podium from a childhood in Rio’s notorious “city of god” Favela, and provides redemption for a disappointing London 2012 when she was disqualified in the early rounds for a rule violation. Portugal’s Telma Monteiro and Japan’s Kaori Matsumoto won Bronze.

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