"You live up to who you’re told you are. I’m named after a 17th-century queen from Angola, Nzinga Mbande. During the colonial period, the Europeans would try to come to Africa and take their land, and she defended her territory. I think it’s not a coincidence that I’m named Nzingha and I go off with my sword and fight people for my country. I was always told that I’m a strong woman, and I was named after a strong woman, and I think it’s not a coincidence that I’ve become this top fencer."
Watch as I fly! Isabel Evelize W. Guialo of Angola celebrates her goal against Spain during the women's handball event. The Spaniards narrowly edged out Angola 26-22. - 2016 Rio Olympics: Highs and lows from Day 9
Teresa Patrica Alemida of Angola celebrates after the Women’s Handball match between Romania and Angola on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Future Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Norway beat Angola in a handball prelim. This is Norway's Veronica Kristiansen making a leaping shot during a group stage match on Wednesday. Fun fact: Handball, along with basketball, boxing and indoor volleyball runs the entire 16-day duration of the Games - Rio Olympics Day 5 Aug 10 2016 highlights Norway handball