My name is Rui Bragança and I was the first portuguese athlete to win a fight at the Olympic Games. I was born in Guimarães on the 26th of December 1991 and I graduated in Medicine at the University of Minho. I represent Sport Lisboa e Benfica and I chose not to practice medicine whilst I dedicated myself 100% to taekwondo.
I was 13 when I randomly started my taekwondo journey, and 2 years later I entered my first junior national championship. I was national champion for the first time and I was called to represent Portugal at the Junior European Championship. It was a great competition and I was able to bring home a bronze medal.