Rafael Silva (judoka)

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Rafael Silva
Rafael Silva (judoka) 2011.jpg
Silva in 2011
Personal information
Nickname(s) Baby
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1987-05-11) 11 May 1987 (age 31)
Campo Grande, Brazil
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 165 kg (364 lb)[2]
Sport Judo
Club Esporte Clube Pinheiros
Coached by Renato Dagnino

Rafael Carlos da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁafaˈew ˈsiwvɐ]; born 11 May 1987) is a Brazilian heavyweight judoka. He became Brazil's first Olympic medalist in the judo heavyweight division (>100 kg), winning a bronze medal in 2012. Silva won the Pan American Judo Championships in 2012–2014 and 2016, and qualified for the 2016 Olympics.[3]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won again the bronze medal in the Men's +100 kg, losing only to Teddy Riner.[4]


  1. ^ Rafael da Silva. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Rafael Silva. cob.org.br
  3. ^ Rafael Silva, where he earned a bronze medal. judoinside.com
  4. ^ Baby confirma aposta, esquece revés para astro e ganha 2º bronze olímpico