Edinanci Silva

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Edinanci Silva
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Born August 23, 1976

Edinanci Fernandes da Silva (born August 23, 1976 in Sousa, Paraíba) is a judoka from Brazil, who won the gold medal in the half heavyweight division (– 78 kg) at the Pan American Games. A resident of São Paulo, she represented the country at four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Edinanci was born with both male and female sex organs. In the mid-1990s she had surgery, in order to live and compete as a woman.[1]

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