Brazil's Sarah Menezes won gold in judo on Saturday. It was the first time a Brazilian woman ever won a gold in judo.
But her achievement is more impressive still when you take into account that Menezes had to hide her participation in the sport from her parents for years.
"In the beginning, they used to say judo was not a girl's sport," Menezes told the BBC. "Then, they would complain that being an athlete was a not a proper career.
"I would go to my training sessions anyway, sometimes saying I had to stay longer at school, sometimes asking the neighbour to take me secretly."
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