Adriano Silva celebrates third International Masters title

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Adriano at the top of the 2009 podium. Photo: Carlos Ozório

Before the International Masters had begun, GRACIEMAG.com spoke with Adriano Silva, who was in pursuit of his third competition title. Once again the beast from Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu made it to the top of the podium, this Saturday at the Tijuca Tennis Club. Mission accomplished!

“It was a great feeling yet again. As I’d told you before, one always expects the championship to be tough and that’s just how it was. I had four tough matches and thank God I managed to get the finish in all of them,” says the athlete in celebration.

“I’m going to think about whether I’ll stick around for the absolute or if I’ll go home and enjoy my family,” he adds.

Now the black belt will return to training in São Paulo. There more work to come in 2010.

“I’m going to carry on competing and keeping up the pace in training, and this year I’ll head into the Brazilian Team Nationals strong. We’ll focus on that event as well,” he says in finishing.

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