Brazilian judo Olympic gold medallist Rafaela Silva, who was born and bred in the City of God favela on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, holding the Paralympic torch atop Mount Corcovado in front of the city's Christ the Redeemer statue.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2016, with the headline 'Paralympic flame lighting up Rio de Janeiro'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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