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The favela that raised Brazil's golden girl

Rafaela Silva, born in Rio de Janiero's notorious City of God neighborhood, has become Brazil's first gold medal champion at the Rio Olympics. CNN's Shasta Darlington takes a look at her humble beginnings.

The favela that raised Brazil's golden girl

Rafaela Silva, born in Rio de Janiero's notorious City of God neighborhood, has become Brazil's first gold medal champion at the Rio Olympics. CNN's Shasta Darlington takes a look at her humble beginnings.