Brazil won their first gold medal of the Rio Olympics as Rafaela Silva triumphed in the women’s 57kg judo.
Silva defeated world number one Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia by Waza-ari to delight a partisan crowd at Carioca 2.
The gold medal marks a fairytale rise to Olympic triumph from a childhood in Rio’s notorious ‘City of God’ favela for Silva.
She qualified for London 2012 Games but was disqualified in the early rounds for a rule violation.
London champion Kaori Matsumoto of Japan took bronze alongside five-time European champion Telma Monteiro of Portugal.
Source:: PM Newspaper