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Category Archives: 2012 London Olympics

‘Why didn’t you choose a sport more ideal for your biotype?’ – Daiane dos Santos, Brazil’s greatest gymnast, speaks on being a black woman in gymnastics


Note from BW of Brazil: As mentioned in our earlier post on Daiane dos Santos, a feature on the woman who is recognized as the most successful Brazilian athlete in … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tight body of Brazilian athlete Lucimar Silvestre inspires Kardashian sister to go to the gym


Note from BW of Brazil: In the past, the BW of Brazil blog has covered triumphs, disappointments, stories and photos of Brazilian athletes. For example, the triumph of the 2012 … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rafaela Silva becomes first Brazilian female world champion of Judo!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story is an example of perseverance, determination, overcoming the odds and racist criticism. Reported back in August of 2012 on this very blog was … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

After being eliminated due to an illegal hit, judo wrestler Rafaela Silva reacts to racist criticism online; Twitter user called her a monkey that belongs in a cage


Rafaela Silva laments her disqualification from the Olympics Judo wrestler apologizes to Judo Confederation and says that at the moment she was a little “hot-headed”. With all of the recent … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

After being eliminated due to an illegal hit, judo wrestler Rafaela Silva reacts to racist criticism online; Twitter user called her a monkey that belongs in a cage


Rafaela Silva laments her disqualification from the Olympics Judo wrestler apologizes to Judo Confederation and says that at the moment she was a little “hot-headed”.   With all of the … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 8 Comments

In an exciting game, Brazil beats Russia in the semifinals of women’s volleyball


Team captain Fabiana Marcelino Claudino celebrates during Brazil’s victory over rival Russia The Brazilian women’s volleyball shocked Russia’s women’s team, and in their best game in the London Olympics so far, … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

In an exciting game, Brazil beats Russia in the semifinals of women’s volleyball


Team captain Fabiana Marcelino Claudino celebrates during Brazil’s victory over rival Russia   The Brazilian women’s volleyball shocked Russia’s women’s team, and in their best game in the London Olympics so … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment