Mayra Aguiar Wins Brazil’s Third Medal in Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, August 11th, in the Carioca 2 Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Brazilian judoka (judo competitor) Mayra Aguiar rebounded from an earlier semifinals loss, to defeat Yalennis Castillo of Cuba to earn a bronze medal in the Olympics women’s judo under-78kg division. Aguiar’s trip to the podium marks the host country’s third medal overall in the 2016 Rio Olympics so far, and the second in judo.

Aguiar, who won the bronze medal in the 2012 Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?