Rafaela Silva Judoka

Rafaela Silva

Rafaela Silva

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:24 April 1992 (28 years)
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Brazilian Rafaela Silva became Olympic Champion in Rio in 2016 and was 2013 World Champion, also in Rio. In 2011 she won World silver and bronze in 2019 in the Budokan. She claimed 7 IJF World Tour victories twice in Budapest and twice in Dusseldorf. Silva won the Junior world title in 2008. Born in the Rio favelas and represents the Brazilian Sports dream. She helps with Flavio Canto's project to help the poor people. She became World Military champion in 2018 in Rio. Coached by Mario Tsutsui.

Rafaela Silva: "Fake news, I will not move into MMA"

23 Jan 2021 14:55

Brazilian Rafaela Silva, the 2013 world judo champion and former 2016 Olympic gold medalist U57kgs will not make her debut in MMA as some media have reported. Due to her suspension the obvious flight would be to move into MMA, but Silva doesn't have plans to make that step. "It's fake news" Silva explains the rumours. "I won't go into MMA" Read more


God has another purpose for Rafaela Silva

23 Dec 2020 22:40

The suspension of Rafaela Silva remains valid. Her coach Rosicleia Campos said that God has other plans for Rafaela referring to the Paris Olympic Games. While she might still have a shot at a few more World Championships, since they are held annually, her hopes of being a double Olympic champion are pretty much dashed. Silva is 28 years old now and by the time the next Olympics comes around, she will be 32. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy zoomed in on her career Read more


Rafaela Silva can forget the Olympic Games

22 Dec 2020 09:25

Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva has lost her appeal against a two-year doping ban and will miss the Tokyo Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday upheld the sanction imposed by the International Judo Federation in January. Read more


Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva banned for two years for doping

25 Jan 2020 19:45

The judo Olympic champion intends to fight doping case at CAS after testing positive for a banned substance at the Pan American Games in Lima. Rafaela Silva says she intends to fight her doping case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Rio 2016 Olympic champion tested positive for banned substance fenoterol during the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Read more


Nekoda Smithe-Davis secures gold with emphatic victory

7 Oct 2019 04:30

Two-time world medallist Nekoda Smythe-Davis of Great Britain stormed past Grand Slam debutant Ketelyn Nascimento (BRA) in the U57kg final to win Grand Slam gold for the second time in her flourishing career. Londoner Smythe-Davis, who won the Düsseldorf Grand Slam last year, got stronger as the contest went on and pulled away from her new opponent in golden score with a thunderous o-soto-gari for ippon after two minutes of additional time. Read more

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