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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Nora Gjakova in the final against Rafaela Silva

29 Mar 2019 13:20

A great contest between Nora Gjakova and Olympic Champion Rafaela Silva in Tbilisi’s U57kg final. After the first shift and qualification for the final both won all their matches. Kosovo star Gjakova defeated Dutch woman Sanne Verhagen in the semi final whilst the Brazilian defeated Helene Receveaux for a place in the final in the Georgian capital. Read more

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U57kg: Düsseldorf packed with Olympic and World Medallists

21 Feb 2019 19:55

As always the category for women is competitive at each World Tour event. In Düsseldorf some of the world’s best athletes are present including World Champion Tsukasa Yoshida of Japan and 2017 World Champ Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia. It promises a spectacular fight for the gold medal on Friday. Read more

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Super start Austrian women with two gold in Oberwart

16 Feb 2019 21:25

Michaela Polleres and Bernadette Graf celebrated the gold medal today at the European Open in Oberwart. At Home both fighters won their weight classes in remarkable style. The Austrian cheered for the silver medal for Magdalena Krssakova U63kg. Read more

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Handful of Olympic Champions in the field of Masters Guangzhou

13 Dec 2018 17:05

Five reigning Olympic champions and eight current world champions are among the 235 judoka from 53 countries who are all set for action at the season-ending World Judo Masters in Guangzhou, China on Saturday and Sunday. The field includes four 2016 Olympic Champions in their weight category. Obviously Lukas Krpalek is the fifth now fighting +100kg. Read more

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

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