Maria de Conceicao Rosario, right, and Giovanna Silva talk on Aug. 20, 2016, in the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are relatives of judo gold medalist Rafaela Silva and live in her childhood home.
Maria de Conceicao Rosario, right, and Giovanna Silva talk on Aug. 20, 2016, in the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are relatives of judo gold medalist Rafaela Silva and live in her childhood home. Kevin G. Hall khall@mcclatchydc.com
Maria de Conceicao Rosario, right, and Giovanna Silva talk on Aug. 20, 2016, in the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are relatives of judo gold medalist Rafaela Silva and live in her childhood home. Kevin G. Hall khall@mcclatchydc.com

Gold medalist Rafaela Silva is a hero in the City of God favela where she learned to fight

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