By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Rafael Silva won his second Olympic bronze medal in judo yesterday, August 12th (the first was at London in 2012). It was Brazil's first male judo medal in Rio 2016, the third medal in the sport, as Silva beat Abdullo Tangriev from Uzbekistan in the 100 kg weight class division.
Rafael Silva started strong in the tournament with two wins against Ramon Pileta (Honduras) and Renat Saidov (Russia), but then lost to Teddy Riner (France) in the quarterfinals. Riner, who has not lost since 2010 and is considered . . .