Judoka from the favela wins first gold for Brazil

Judoka from the favela wins first gold for Brazil

A female athlete from the favelas brought joy to Brazil on Monday but there was no let-up in the war between clean and drug-tainted swimmers in the Rio Olympics pool. Rafaela Silva, who grew up in Rio’s notorious City of God slum, sparked pandemonium as she won Brazil’s first gold of the Games in the […]