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Sarah Gabrielle Cabral de Menezes (born March 26, 1990) is a judoka from Brazil. In 2012, she became the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, after defeating the reigning Olympic champion Alina Dumitru.[2][3] She also competed at the 2008 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]

Sarah Menezes
Sarah Menezes 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full nameSarah Gabrielle Cabral de Menezes
Born (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 29)
Teresina, Piauí
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
ClubAssociação de Judô Expedito Falcão[1]
Coached byExpedito Falcão[1]

Menezes won her first major medal by claiming bronze at the World Judo Championships in Tokyo in September 2010.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c Sarah Menezes.
  2. ^ "Olympic judo: Sarah Menezes wins women's −48kg gold". Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  3. ^ "Sarah Menezes conquista primeiro ouro do judô feminino" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  4. ^ Sarah Menezes. Retrieved on 2016-08-09.
  5. ^ Sarah Menezes fatura bronze no Grand Slam de judô em Tóquio Folha de S.Paulo – acessado em 11 de dezembro de 2010
  6. ^ Sarah Menezes (Brazil). Retrieved on 2016-08-09.
Preceded by
Maurren Maggi
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
Succeeded by
Fabiana Murer