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From a Rio favela to Olympic gold

Organisers may boast of beaches, but the Games have also highlighted the city's slums
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 05:50

NATIONAL PRIDE: Ms Silva's victory has meant everything to her community in the City of God neighbourhood.

Rio de Janeiro

MOMENTS after winning Brazil's first gold medal of the Olympics, Rafaela Silva broke down, wiping away her tears with a bandaged hand, and told her celebrating nation that if it was not for judo, "I could still be playing in City of God."

Eight km away, in the "City

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