Lúcia Teixeira

Lúcia da Silva Teixeira Araújo (born June 17, 1981) is a Brazilian female visually impaired judoka (disability class B2) competing in the −57 kg division. Teixeira took a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Paralympics[2] and 2016 Summer Paralympics. In 2016, she was defeated by Inna Cherniak of Ukraine who took the gold medal.[3] She won one of the bronze medals in the women's 57 kg event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics held in Tokyo, Japan.[4]

Lucia Teixeira
Lúcia Teixiera Rio2016.jpg
Taking silver in Rio
Personal information
Born (1981-06-17) June 17, 1981 (age 40)
São Paulo, Brazil[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Country Brazil
Event(s)57 kg
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals2012, 2016
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London −57 kg
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro −57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo −57 kg
IBSA World Championships and Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Antalya -57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Colorado -57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Seoul -57 kg


In 2015, she was one of three Paralympic athletes who took part in a popular video that was intended to introduce Brazilians to the paralympics as a spectator sport. The video was shot with hidden cameras, and it records the reactions of spectators as the three paralympians as they enter three gyms as disabled people and they then impress observers with their abilities. The video attracted million of viewers and acquaintances who never recognised her as a silver medalist from London.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lúcia da Silva Teixeira Araújo. cbdv.org.br
  2. ^ a b Rio 2016 hidden-camera video goes viral, 19 September 2015, Paralympic.org, Retrieved 9 September 2016
  3. ^ Lúcia Teixeira é prata, a primeira medalha do judô do Brasil na Paralimpíada, O Globo, Retrieved 10 September 2016
  4. ^ Houston, Michael (28 August 2021). "Azerbaijan wins three golds on second day of judo at Tokyo 2020 Olympics". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 28 August 2021.