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Brazil's Partisans Go for the Olympic Gold

Judo winner Rafael Silva's victory becomes a symbol for all seasons.

It's hers, and for all Brazilians.

Photographer: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Olympic gold has many uses. Just ask Rafaela Silva, the 24-year-old Brazilian fighter who won the gold medal in judo in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, and now has become a trophy of sorts herself.

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