Monday, August 22, 2016

Rio 2016 Highlights FINALE


August 21, 2016 - FINAL DAY

This is it. After two weeks of all the joy, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear everyone around the world felt upon witnessing the Rio 2016 Olympics, this year's summer Olympics have came to a complete finish but long before the closing ceremony before handing over to the next Olympic venue for 2020, which is Tokyo, Japan, there are, of course, some final events before the big finish. Events include Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling Mountain Bike, Handball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Volleyball,  and Wrestling.

Now, let's jot down the medal winners on the final day...

Men's Marathon
Gold - Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)
Silver - Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia)
Bronze - Galen Rupp (USA)

Men's Basketball
Gold - USA
Silver - Serbia
Bronze - Spain

Women's Middle Final Bout
Gold - Claressa Maria Shields (USA)
Silver - Nouchka Fontijn (Holland)

Men's Fly Final Bout
Gold - Shakhobidin Zoirov (Uzbekistan)
Silver - Misha Aloian (Russia)

Men's Light Welter Final Bout
Gold - Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (Uzbekistan)
Silver - Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo (Azerbaijan)

Men's Super Heavy Final Bout
Gold - Tony Victor James Yoka (France)
Silver - Joe Joyce (UK)

Men's Cross Country
Gold - Nino Schurter (Switzerland)
Silver - Jaroslav Kulhavy (Czech Republic)
Bronze - Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spain)

Men's Handball
Gold - Denmark
Silver - France
Bronze - Germany

Group All-Around Final - Rotation 2
Gold - Russia
Silver - Spain
Bronze - Bulgaria

Men's Volleyball
Gold - Brazil
Silver - Italy
Bronze - USA

MFS 65kg
Gold - Soslan Ramonov (Russia)
Silver - Toghrul Asgarov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Ikhtiyor Navruzov (Uzbekistan) and Frank Chamizo Marquez (Italy)

MFS 97kg
Gold - Kyle Frederick Snyder (USA)
Silver - Khetag Goziumov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Magomed Idrisovitch Ibragimov (Uzbekistan) and Albert Saritov (Romania)

On the final gold medal tally, USA got 46, UK got 27, China got 26, Russia got 19, and Germany got 17. Overall, Team USA scored the most medals than China, UK, and controversially, Russia, therefore they are the proud winners of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Now, onto the closing ceremony, it was a mixture of music, dance, and art filled in to the final hours of the Rio Olympics and it all ends with a massive fireworks display fans will surely remember despite the drizzling weather they're facing. Following the end of the Rio 2016 Olympics comes the passing to the next summer Olympics, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, this 2020.

Full Story: https://www.rio2016.com/en/news/rio-rocks-to-carnival-charm-as-2016-olympic-games-come-to-a-close

Obrigado, Brasil! Obrigado, Rio!

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