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Japan may be riding high in the medal table at the Rio Olympics, but the host country is not having the same luck.

By the end of Saturday’s events, Brazil had won only one gold medal — through Rafaela Silva in the women’s 57-kg judo competition — as well as one shooting silver and two judo bronzes, at a sporting festival that cost the country an estimated $12 billion to host.

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