Brazil’s Mayra Aguiar wins bronze in judo, makes history with 3 Olympic medals

Bronze in London-2012 and Rio-2016, 29-year-old judoka Mayra Aguiar repeated the feat in Japan in the up to 78 kg category.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judoka Mayra Aguiar made history on Thursday by winning her a medal in Tokyo in three consecutive editions of the Olympic Games.

Bronze in London-2012 and Rio-2016, the 29-year-old from Rio Grande do Sul repeated the feat in Japan in the up-to-78 kg category and became the first Brazilian athlete to win 3 medals in individual Olympic sports.

In the match that secured her place on the podium, Mayra Aguiar beat South Korea's Hyunji Yoon with ippon, confirming why she is one of the strongest and most experienced judokas . . .

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