Rafaela Silva Judoka

Rafaela Silva

Rafaela Silva

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:24 April 1992 (25 years)
  • Popularity
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.
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Top judoka at IJF Masters in St Petersburg

15 Dec 2017 17:45

Olympic champions Rafaela Silva and Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS) will be in action at the last IJF World Tour event of the year. Along with world champions Hashimoto Soichi, Tonaki Funa (both JPN), Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA) and Mayra Aguiar (BRA) who are all among a star-studded cast for IJF’s swansong in 2017. Top stars but also many sitting at home. Still some good matches to expect in St. Petersburg. Read more

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Foreign women facing trouble winning Grand Slam Tokyo

1 Dec 2017 13:55

Only 14 foreign women have ever won the Grand Slam in Tokyo. All other titles were captured by the female home judoka. Kayla Harrison and Urska Zolnir won the Grand Slam twice. Most successful country in France having four women that won the Grand Slam: Decosse, Agbegenou, Emane and Tcheumeo. Last year only Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL) and Kathrin Unterwurzacher (AUT) were able to win the precious title. Read more

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Eleven World Ranking leaders in the starting grid for Tokyo Grand Slam

1 Dec 2017 10:40

The Grand Slam in Tokyo will be looking forward to a clash between Olympic Champion Shohei Ono and World Champion Soichi Hashimoto in their category U73kg. Both stylists will likely only meet in the ideal final. The Grand Slam will host 61 nations including 417 athletes. Only the editions in 2014 and 2015 had more judoka. U73kg will have 46 judoka, only in 2015 there were more. Read more

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World champion Dorjsuren beats Olympic champion in Rio 2016 final rematch

26 Oct 2017 19:05

Mongolian World champion Dorjsuren Sumiya delivered Grand Slam Gold in Abu Dhabi after she defeated Rio 2016 Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil in a rematch and reverse of the Olympic final to underline her superiority and control of the category. For Dorjsuren a confirmation she should have won the Olympic final. Although Silva started attacking from the first second of the contest. Read more

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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam hosts top stars in women's judo

25 Oct 2017 16:10

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam this week will feature a number of interesting ingredients looking at the women’s division. World Champions Sumiya Sorjsuren (MGL) and Mayra Aguiar (BRA) will be fighting. Abu Dhabi Title defenders Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh (KAZ), Guusje Steenhuis (NED) and Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) are present and Olympic Champions Paula Pareto (ARG) and Rafaela Silva (BRA) will show their best. Furthermore some nice comeback such as Laura Vargas Koch who had been injured for a long time. Read more

Result City Date
5St. Petersburg2017
2Abu Dhabi2017
2Budapest2017
3Ekaterinburg2017
2Tbilisi2017

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