Paula Ishibashi – Brazil Women’s Rugby Sevens Team

Paula Ishibashi
Paula Ishibashi, the captain of the Brazilian Women’s Rugby Sevens, has been playing the sport representatively for over 10 years. In 2013, the a Brazilian committee named Ishibashi Athlete of the Year – an honor they had started to handout to people who would be competing in sports to take place in the 2016 games.

Last year she was named their Rugby Player of the Year, an award she also won in 2012.  She plays for São Paulo club side SPAC.