Summary of Summer Olympics
August 25, 2016
Now that the 2016 Rio Olympic Games have come and gone, it’s time to take a look back at how some of the nation’s top athletes performed versus the world’s best.
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Since 1996, the USA has finished atop the Olympics Medals leaderboard at each Olympic Games and this time was no different. The USA claimed the top spot with 121 total medals (46 Gold, 37 Silver, and 28 Bronze). They were followed by China in total medals with 70 (26 Gold, 18 Silver, and 26 Bronze) and Great Britain who totaled 76 (27 Gold, 23 Silver, and 17 Bronze).
The top three performers in Rio de Janeiro, in terms of medals, were also American.
Michael Phelps earned five more gold medals and one silver at the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing his total to 28 Olympic medals, more than any Olympic athlete ever. While Michael Phelps did officially call it quits, many Americans are hoping he has a change of heart and makes a run at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Before the Olympic Games officially started, analysts were already crowning Simone Biles the greatest gymnast in the world. She did not disappoint, earning four gold medals (Women’s Vault, Women’s Team All-Around, Women’s Floor Exercise, Women’s Individual All-Around) and one bronze (Women’s Beam). The Spring, Texas native is only 19 years old but is already widely-considered the greatest artistic gymnast of all time, having racked up 17 Gold medals at the Championship level, including the Olympics.
Katie Ledecky burst onto the scene in the 2016 Olympic games winning four gold medals (Women’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 800m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay) and one silver (4x100m Freestyle Relay). Katie is on her way back to Stanford for another year of collegiate swimming. She is now famous after her performance in the Women’s 800m Freestyle, where she dominated the field by 12 seconds and set a new World Record.
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