Rafael Silva Judoka

Rafael Silva

Rafael Silva

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:11 May 1987 (33 years)
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Brazilian judoka Rafael Silva is the former #1 of the world. The heavyweight won two Olympic bronze medals in 2012 in London and in Rio 2016. He won world bronze in 2017 in Budapest. He won many international titles such as 2 World Championships medals in 2013 and 2014 and Grand Slam in Tyumen in 2014. He won over 30 World Cup medals including 8 victories. He won the Pan American title in 2019 in Lima. World Mixed team bronze in Tokyo in 2019.
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Guram Tushishvili finishes for gold in just 46 seconds

23 Feb 2020 19:50

Former world champion Guram Tushishvili (GEO) made a successful return to IJF World Judo Tour duty as he beat one-time Grand Prix winner Johannes Frey (GER) in men’s heavyweight final. Tushishvili, who was making his first appearance on the circuit since September, was a class above the field today as he won all five of his contests by ippon. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek successfully collects world titles

31 Aug 2019 17:30

Czech star Lukas Krpalek was crowned the new world heavyweight champion after a thrilling last individual contest at the World Championships. Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi of Japan, the world number four, was spurred on by the highly-charged crowd but it was world number two and Olympic champion U100kg Krpalek who had the advantage. Read more

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Preview Pan American Judo Championships Lima

24 Apr 2019 10:35

Brazil and Canada seemed to be the two most dominant nations in this moment at the forthcoming Judo Pan American Championships held in Lima, Peru, this week. The Pan Americans are strong at level in both heavyweight categories but perhaps the most eye-catching division in for women U57kg. However Jessica Klimkait will be missing in Lima, so no Canadian clash, but perhaps Christa Deguchi and Rafaela Silva may battle as highest seeded players. Read more

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Heavyweight glory for Russia’s Tamerlan Bashaev

17 Mar 2019 16:30

Tamerlan Bashaev of Russia struck Grand Slam gold for the first time in his career by defeating Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson (ISR) in the closing seconds of their +100kg final. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Bashaev dropped under his Israeli rival with his trademark seoi-nage for a waza-ari score with four seconds left on the clock to end the tournament on a high for the hosts. Read more

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World heavyweight champion Guram Tushishvili repeats 2017 victory

16 Dec 2018 14:50

Georgian World champion Guram Tushishvili underlined his superiority at the helm of the men’s heavyweight category as he won his second World Judo Masters crown. Tushishvili bombarded double Olympic bronze medallist Rafael Silva (BRA) with attacks and the Brazilian crumbled under the intense onslaught from Georgia’s man of the moment. Read more

Result City Date
3Düsseldorf23 Feb
5Paris9 Feb
7Osaka2019
5Brasilia2019
3Tokyo2019

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