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Brazilian equestrian competitor Luiza Tavares de Almeida has a problem with the crowd noise at the Rio Games.
She wants more of it.
When the crowd at the dressage event at the Rio Games was told Thursday to be quiet, Almeida found herself hoping they wouldn't adhere to the announcer's request.
"The support of my home country really gives me a little push," she said. "Actually, when the guy on the microphone said, 'Don't make noise,' I was almost like, 'No, make noise. You can make noise.' Because that's really a good feeling."