Aguiar at the 2016 Olympics
August 3, 1991 |
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
|Residence||Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg)|
Brazilian Judo Confederation
|Coached by||Antônio Carlos Pereira "Kiko"|
Mayra was born in Porto Alegre and begun with judo when she was just a little girl.
In December 2008 she suffered a very hard injury of her right knee. She was right out of the tatami for almost 10 months, coming back only in September 2009.
In 2009, she missed the whole season because of a knee injury.
In 2010, after an injury, Mayra changed category from middleweight to half-heavyweight and won a gold medal at 2010 Pan American Judo Championships in El Salvador. In September of that same year, she participated at the 2010 World Judo Championships and lost the final to Kayla Harrison, from the United States, receiving the silver medal.
With Brazil hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics and Aguiar's recent triumphs, she was the favorite to win the gold. A struggling semifinal with Tcheuméo, where Aguiar was kept scoreless and wound defeated on penalties, sent her again to the bronze match, which Aguiar won, giving her a second Olympic medal.
|2007||Pan American Games||2nd||Middleweight (−70 kg)|
|2008||Olympic Games||20th||Middleweight (−70 kg)|
|2010||Pan American Championships||1st||Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)|
|2010||World Championships||2nd||Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)|
|2011||Pan American Championships||2nd||Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)|
|2012||Olympic Games||3rd||Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)|
|2016||Olympic Games||3rd||Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)|
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