The star midfielder scored a brace when Brazil beat China of their opener …

Brazilian Marta, who was already an all-time nice in ladies’s soccer, expanded her legend on Wednesday. She was the very first feminine footballer (amongst women and men) to participate in 5 consecutive Olympic Video games and rating in every of those editions.

The Brazilian ladies’s soccer crew kicked off their marketing campaign on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a powerful 5-0 win over China, with Marta scoring a brace. Brazil is a part of the FC group alongside the Netherlands, China and Zambia.

Within the different group sport, the Netherlands began the season with a 10-3 win over Zambia.

When did Marta make her Olympic debut and the way did she do?

On the age of 18, Marta was named to Brazil’s Olympic squad for the 2004 Athens Video games. The Brazilian midfielder scored three targets within the event when Brazil reached the ultimate. Sadly they misplaced 2-1 to the USA and have been content material with a silver medal.

In 2008 in Beijing, Marta once more scored three targets within the event when Brazil reached the ultimate, however misplaced once more 1-0 within the gold medal title in opposition to the USA.

In London 2012, Brazil was ousted from the competitors within the quarter-finals after dropping 2-0 to Japan and ending sixth within the event. Marta scored two targets within the group stage.

In Rio 2016, Brazil reached the semi-finals, however misplaced within the tie-break in opposition to Sweden with 3-4 (0-0) after which misplaced within the battle for the bronze medal with 1-2 in opposition to Canada. Marta had scored two targets and offered two assists within the event.