Rafaela Silva Judoka

Rafaela Silva

Rafaela Silva

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:24 April 1992 (26 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.
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Rafaela Silva recovers and wins fifth Grand Prix title

13 Oct 2018 08:45

Brazilian Olympic champion Rafaela Silva avenged her opening World Championships contest defeat at the hands of world number 10 Jessica Klimkait (CAN) by beating her rival for gold in the U57kg final in Cancun. Read more

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Top athletes in Mexico for Grand Prix Cancun

12 Oct 2018 09:40

With just a few events to go in the IJF Tour, the international elite athletes visiting Mexico this weekend for the Grand Prix in Cancun. The second edition of this tournament attracted a few Rio 2016 Olympic champions such as Paula Pareto (ARG), Rafaela Silva (BRA) and Lukas Krpalek (CZE). Read more

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Preview women U57kg Canada, Mongolia or a surprise

21 Sep 2018 22:10

On Saturday perhaps Mongolia can finally break through the Japanese dominance. With defending World Champion Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL) Mongolia will have a share in the medals, but we also know each year judo changes and new power coming in. Time to analyse the women’s U57kg category. Read more

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Brazil fits in talents but potential medallist are getting older

9 Sep 2018 08:05

Brazil is a strong judo nation and it’s sending a full 18-person team to Baku. The team has a mix of old and new but mainly older players. Good to see though that also some youngsters fit in the team this time, likely not yet for the medals. Read more

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Rafaela Silva is back with gold in Budapest

10 Aug 2018 20:30

Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil made an overdue appearance on the top of the podium on day one as the Brazilian hero defeated European silver medallist Theresa Stoll (GER) in the final. Silva last won gold at Rio 2016 and her last IJF gold medal was also back in 2016 (Tbilisi Grand Prix) but rediscovered her best form today. Read more

Result City Date
1Cancun12 Oct
1Budapest10 Aug
5Zagreb27 Jul
5St. Petersburg2017
2Abu Dhabi2017

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