- Born:11 May 1987 (30 years)
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 the PanAm Open in Lima and Buenos Aires in 2016. He won bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2017. He took a bronze medal at the IJF Masters in St. Petersburg in 2017.