Rebeca Andrade, 22, was born in Guarulhos, Brazil. She began gymnastics at the age of four and since then her journey has been a complex yet rewarding one. This young Brazilian has made history for her country, as well as for Latin America. In a sport historically dominated by other countries, including the United States, Andrade has defied all odds in Tokio 2020. She is the first female from her country to win Olympic gold in the sport in the vault finals, having won silver in the individual all-around.