These Are Our Favourite Show-Stopping Olympic Moments from Rio 2016
With the 2016 Olympics coming to a close, we wanted to take a look back on some of this years top performances by athletes from all over the world. We've narrowed down our top seven favourite athlete moments from the Rio Olympics.
1. Michael Phelps, USA
5 gold, 1 silver.
In his final Olympic games before he enters into retirement, Phelps was on a mission to end his swimming career with a bang. He was crowned with the most overall medals won in the 2016 Olympics - what a career he has had.
— mix1073DC (@mix1073DC) August 14, 2016
2. Simone Biles, USA
4 gold, 1 bronze.
One of the most celebrated athletes during this Olympics was US gymnast Simone Biles. Not only did the 19-year old contributed five medals to the US total, her super-human ability also gained the attention of Zac Efron. He flew all the way to Rio just to see her (#jealous). We’re sure this won’t be the last we see of Biles.
— Feathers&Furs (@feathersandfurs) August 12, 2016
3. Mohammed Farah, Great Britain
Mohamed Farah tallied up two gold medals for Great Britain, gaining first in men’s 10,000m and men’s 5000m. What made his 10,000m race even more incredible was the fact that he fell mid way through the race, but he got up and still won gold! Labelled as Great Britain’s most successful track athlete and being only the second person in history to successfully defend the 5000m and 10,000m titles. Not a bad effort Mr Farah!
— Alejandro Aguirre (@RegioAguirre) August 14, 2016
4. Usain Bolt, Jamaica
Last week we reported him as the most meme-worthy athlete on the Internet, but that’s definitely not where Usain Bolt’s talents end. Throughout his three-time Olympic Games career, Bolt has won nine medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events each year he has attended. Talk about talented! He has announced he will not be attending the 2020 games though, as he will be retiring next year. What an amazing career to have had.
— Digicel Jamaica (@DIGICELJamaica) August 19, 2016
5. Natalia Ishchenko & Svetlana, Russia
Russia found two of their gold medals in synchronised swimmers Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina. Gaining their medals in women’s duet and women’s team, the pair are now five-time Olympic champions and nineteen-time world champions. Wow.
6. Kyle Chalmers, Australia
1 gold, 2 bronze.
Who could forget one of our favourite moments of the Olympics, when Adelaide boy, Kyle Chalmers, picked up the gold medal in the men’s 100m freestyle. At only 18-years old he has got a big future ahead of him, and has already been put at the top of the list to participate in the 2020 games in Tokyo (which are only 1433 days away btw…)
— Willy Severus (@sirwillyyXD) August 11, 2016
7. Ahmad Amsyar Azman
We would also like to give an honorable mention to Azman, although he didn’t win any medals this time round, he did win Internet gold. As one of the most talked about moments in the 2016 Olympics, Azman’s dive should not be forgotten.
— Gabe Bernal ن (@gabebernal) August 19, 2016
Congrats to all the athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympics - what an amazing effort!
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