Rafaela Silva Judoka

Rafaela Silva

Rafaela Silva

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:24 April 1992 (27 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. She won gold at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in 2016. 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 won the Grand Prix in Budapest and Cancun in 2018. She became World Military champion in 2018 in Rio. She won than 30 World Cup medals.
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Olympic champion Silva beats world champion Yoshida

10 May 2019 22:35

Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil ruled in the U57kg category as the 2013 world champion defeated reigning world champion Yoshida Tsukasa (JPN) for the first time. Yoshida, who led their head-to-head series 3-0 before today, was the favourite to win in Baku but Silva pounced with 15 seconds left for a waza-ari score to claim her 12th Grand Slam medal but first of the golden variety. Read more

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Spanish lightweights inspired by competition in Baku

10 May 2019 14:40

At the first day of the Grand Slam in Baku the Spanish team battles for the gold in a surprising category U48kg. Although Julia Figueroa dominates the class for years, new kids on the block have arrived and this time Laura Martinez Abelenda reached the final where she will battle for gold against Figueroa. Abelenda who was always so close to a medal at various age levels, now breaks through the barriers with a victory over Catarina Costa of Portugal. Read more

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Larissa Pimenta shows her golden shape in Lima

26 Apr 2019 10:35

Brazil had a strong start of the Pan American Championships in Lima as expected. With five places in the final resulting in two gold medals Brazilian judo has opened his campaign Read more

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Brazilians study the younger generation

5 Apr 2019 09:20

This week the Grand Slam in Brasilia was made official after months of negotiations, an huge opportunity for the Brazilian athletes to register with four athletes in a Grand Slam where 1000 points are at stake for the winner. The Brazilian team is still leaning on a lot of experience but a new generation is knocking on the door for quite some time. Some of the older generation athletes are in Antalya for the Grand Prix. The IJF asked them their comments on this weekend’s main event. Read more

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New Grand Slam added in Brasilia 6-8 October

2 Apr 2019 17:30

Brazil is back on the route of international judo events. Three years after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazilian judokas will once again feel the taste of competing at home with a Grand Slam in the city of Brasilia held from 6-8 October this year. Read more

Result City Date
1Baku10 May
2Lima25 Apr
2Tbilisi29 Mar
2Düsseldorf22 Feb
2Oberwart16 Feb

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