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Rio 2016: Rafaela Silva bags first gold medal for Brazil

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Published on 8 Aug 2016 9:47 PM GMT

Rio 2016: Rafaela Silva bags first gold medal for Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro: Rafaela Silva earned the first gold medal for Brazil on Monday after winning the 57-kilogram category of Judo.

The stadium was echoed with the chants of ‘Rafa-Rafa’ and the crowd waved the green-yellow Brazilian flags after she stood first on the podium.

The 24-year-old, athlete beat Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia in the final round.

Was disqualified in 2012 London Games:

Rafael Silva was disqualified for an illegal leg grab during a fight against Hedvig Karakas of Hungary in the 2012 London Games.

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Silva, this time, advanced from the quarterfinal match.

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