By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fulfillment of a childhood dream on the tatami in the most important jiu-jitsu competition on the planet: Amazonian Matheus Gabriel Pinheiro Barros won the gold medal in the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship on Sunday, June 2nd, in Long Beach, California, United States.

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The competition organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is a sort of World Cup for the sport and includes the best active athletes from several continents.

In his first year as a black belt, the 21-year-old from . . .

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