The first Golds in Olympic Games! The wins have started coming for Team Brazil and Team GB.
To the joy of all Brazilians, the judoka Rafaela Silva came out victorious in the lightweight category (57kg). After a painful loss at the London 2012 Games, Rafaela had only one objective: gold at her home Olympics.
The girl who was born and grew up in Rio’s notorious City of God was able to show the world that with guts, hard work, determination and a little bit of help from your supporters, anything is possible, including setting foot on the highest podium at an Olympic Games.
For those cheering on Team GB, the greatest cause for jubilation so far has been swimmer Adam Peaty who, in addition to winning the 100m breaststroke, in doing so set a new world record, with a time of 57.13 seconds. Adam is the first British man since Adrian Moorhouse, in Seoul 1988, to win gold in the pool.
Congratulations to both Team Brazil and Team GB’s first gold medallists!