Brazil's Rafaela Silva celebrates after receiving the gold medal of the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.
Brazil's Rafaela Silva celebrates after receiving the gold medal of the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Markus Schreiber AP
Brazil's Rafaela Silva celebrates after receiving the gold medal of the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Markus Schreiber AP

Judo champ’s journey shines light on Afro-Brazilian plight

August 12, 2016 11:33 AM