Mayra Aguiar
Aguiar at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameMayra Aguiar da Silva
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1991-08-03) 3 August 1991 (age 30)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
OccupationJudoka
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Websitehttp://www.mayraaguiar.com.br/
Sport
CountryBrazil
SportJudo
Weight class–78 kg
ClubSogipa
Brazilian Judo Confederation
Coached byAntônio Carlos Pereira "Kiko"
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Gold (2014, 2017)
Pan American Champ. (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019)
Olympic GamesBronze (2012, 2016, 2020)
Medal record
Women's judo
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo –78 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Chelyabinsk –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2017 Budapest –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2010 Tokyo –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 Rio de Janeiro Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Paris –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Rio de Janeiro –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Tokyo –78 kg
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2007 Rio de Janeiro –70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Guadalajara –78 kg
Pan American Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Miami –70 kg
Gold medal – first place 2010 San Salvador –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Montreal –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 San José –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2015 Edmonton –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2007 Montreal –70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2016 Havana –78 kg
World Masters
Gold medal – first place 2012 Almaty –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 Tyumen –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2016 Gualdelajara –78 kg
IJF Grand Slam
Gold medal – first place 2011 Rio de Janeiro –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Paris –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2014 Tyumen –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2016 Paris –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Düsseldorf –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 Moscow –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2015 Abu Dhabi –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2018 Düsseldorf –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2019 Ekaterinburg –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2020 Düsseldorf –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Rio de Janeiro –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Paris –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Moscow –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Tokyo –78 kg}
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Abu Dhabi –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Ekaterinburg –78 kg
IJF Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2017 Cancún –78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Budapest –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2018 Hohhot –78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2018 Cancún –78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Tbilisi –78 kg
Profile at external databases
IJF1039
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Updated on 12 November 2021.

Mayra Aguiar da Silva (born August 3 1991) is a Brazilian judoka.[1] She was a bronze medallist in three consecutive Olympics, 2012, 2016 and 2020. She is also two-time world champion (2014 and 2017). She is the first Brazilian woman to win three Olympic medals in an individual sport.

Bio

Mayra was born in Porto Alegre and began judo training when she was young.

She trains under Kiko (Antônio Carlos Pereira) in a group with João Derly, Tiago Camilo and others in SOGIPA.[2] Derly and Camilo are also her sporting idols.[3]

In December 2008 she suffered a very serious injury of her right knee. She was unable to perform any judo training for almost 10 months, coming back only in September 2009.[4]

Judo

She is one of the most talented Brazilian judokas in history.[citation needed] When she was 16 years old she competed at 2007 Pan American Games and won a silver medal.[5]

In 2008, she competed at Olympic Games in Beijing but lost her only match with Spanish judoka Leire Iglesias.[6]

In 2009, she missed the whole season because of a knee injury.

In 2010, after an injury, Mayra changed category from middleweight to half-heavyweight[7] and won a gold medal at 2010 Pan American Judo Championships in El Salvador. In September of that same year, she participated at the 2010 World Judo Championships and lost the final to Kayla Harrison, from the United States, receiving the silver medal.[8]

In 2012, Aguiar won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning three matches by ippon. Her only defeat was again to Harrison, who won the semifinal on the way to a gold medal.[9]

Aguiar became world champion in 2014, defeating the French Audrey Tcheuméo in the final.

With Brazil hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics and Aguiar's recent triumphs, she was the favorite to win the gold.[10] A difficult semifinal against Tcheuméo, where Aguiar was kept scoreless and was defeated on penalties, sent her again to the bronze match, which Aguiar won, giving her a second Olympic medal.[11][12]

In 2021, she won one of the bronze medals in the women's 78 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[13]

Achievements

Aguiar in 2010.
Aguiar in 2010.
Year Tournament Place Weight class
2007 Pan American Games 2nd Middleweight (−70 kg)
2008 Olympic Games 20th Middleweight (−70 kg)
2010 Pan American Championships 1st Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2010 World Championships 2nd Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2011 Pan American Championships 2nd Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2012 Olympic Games 3rd Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2016 Olympic Games 3rd Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2017 World Championships 1st Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2019 Pan American Championships 1st Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2019 World Championships 3rd Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2019 Pan American Games 1st Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)
2021 Olympic Games 3rd Half-Heavyweight (−78 kg)

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sogipa.com
  3. ^ http://www.portaldojudo.com/?p=455[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Mayra Aguiar conquista o bronze no Mundial Júnior em Paris - 25/10/2009 - UOL Esporte - Judô".
  5. ^ "Papo de Sábado - ENTREVISTA - A menina-prodígio do judô brasileiro".
  6. ^ Leire Iglesias at Sports Reference
  7. ^ "Mayra Aguiar supera lesão e volta aos bons resultados: 'Bateu desespero'".
  8. ^ http://www.lancenet.com.br/noticias/10-09-09/823369.stm[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.abrilemlondres.com.br/1520/judo/apos-cair-na-semifinal-judoca-mayra-aguiar-e-bronze[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Judo field more wide-open than ever at Rio Games".
  11. ^ "Legendary Kayla Harrison double Olympic champion".
  12. ^ "2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals - Los Angeles Times".
  13. ^ "Judo Results Book" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
Awards Preceded byRafaela Silva Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year 2017 Succeeded byAna Marcela Cunha