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Brazil targets four Olympic judo medals

06-28-2012 12:53 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's judo confederation (CBJ)has announced a target of four medals, including at least one gold, at the London Olympics.

Brazil has not won an Olympic gold medal since Rogerio Sampaio's triumph at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

"We are keeping our feet on the ground. Maybe we will achieve that goal and maybe we won't, but we think it is attainable," Brazil's technical coordinator Ney Wilson told Globoesporte on Wednesday.

"This is the first time we are going to the Olympics with the certainty that the female team is going to come back with a medal," he said.

Despite a 20-year Olympic gold drought, Brazil has been a model of consistency in judo with at least one medal at each of the past seven Games.

Brazil's Olympic judo squad:

Felipe Kitadai, Leandro Cunha, Bruno Mendonca, Leandro Guilheiro, Tiago Camilo, Luciano Correa, Rafael Silva, Sarah Menezes, Erika Miranda, Rafaela Silva, Mariana Silva, Maria Portela, Mayra Aguiar, Maria Suelen Altheman.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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