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 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.
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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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Rafaela Silva stripped of her Panam Games medal

27 Sep 2019 10:00

Brazilian Rafaela Silva was stripped of her Pan American Games gold medal on Wednesday after failing a doping test. Silva was the winner of the title of the U57kg category in Lima, the same category in which she triumphed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. She can still appeal the decision. Read more

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Brazilian judo hero Rafaela Silva admits positive doping test

20 Sep 2019 23:35

Brazil's Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva on Friday admitted testing positive for the banned substance fenoterol, which is used to treat asthma, but insisted she was innocent, French agency AFP reports. Rafaela Silva who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo World Championships said: "I am clean and I will continue to train and fight to prove my innocence," Silva told a news conference. Read more

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Christa Deguchi writes history for Canada

27 Aug 2019 16:35

Canada has its world champion! Christa Deguchi starred in the U57kg category as the 2018 world bronze medallist won the world title from defending champion Yoshida Tsukasa (JPN) to make history for Canada. Montreal Grand Prix winner Deguchi, 23, was a teammate of Yoshida, also 23, until she switched from representing her homeland of Japan to Canada, the nationality of her father who was matside all day long as a photographer. Read more

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Christa Deguchi wants to stunt in Japan

27 Aug 2019 11:45

Is it going to be a historic day for Canada. Christa Deguchi is eager to win the first ever world title for Canada on day three of the World Championships on Japanese soil. Obviously Japanese World champion Yoshida Tsukasa is the favourite as current title holder, but she lost to Deguchi in the final of the Grand Slam in Paris, so it’s all possible as the morning session was completed. Read more

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Result City Date
1Wuhan19 Oct
3Brasilia6 Oct
3Tokyo1 Sep
3Tokyo27 Aug
1Budapest12 Jul

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