A Woman Worth her Weight in Gold: The Story of Sergeant Yane Marques

A Woman Worth her Weight in Gold: The Story of Sergeant Yane Marques

By César Modesto/Diálogo
August 04, 2016

A silver medalist in the Korea 2015 World Military Games, bronze medalist in the Beijing 2012 Olympics, and two-time Pan American Games champion, Yane Marques will be the Team Brazil flag bearer at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Since 2009, she has been a sergeant in the Brazilian Army, as part of the Ministry of Defense’s High Performance Athlete Program.

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