Rio 2016: Rafaela Silva bags first gold medal for Brazil
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.
Silva, this time, advanced from the quarterfinal match.