With the Olympic games over and all the cheering has died down, there is much to celebrate for all the hard work that all these athletes did. From preparing for the Olympics, last minute jitters, thrilling competitions and the post-game adrenaline rush, all of these entailed amazing stories. Of course there are the big winners who are now a part of the history books as some of the best athletes in the world. However, each and every single one of the athletes who participated deserve a pat on the back for making it to the Olympics. Here are some of the highlights of the 2016 Rio Olympics part 1.
Usain Bolt’s record breaking win
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has done it again. Most likely, he will win big again in the next Olympics. He won the gold medal for all three events that he competed it. That makes it his third consecutive year winning all three events as well. With that kind of track record, he is indeed the fastest man alive. He managed to grab the 100m, the 200m and the 4X100m gold medals in the Rio Olympics just as what he had done in the previous Olympics.
Australia has long awaited to win the gold medal in the pentathlon event and now the wait is finally over. Pentathlon in itself is already so amazing because of the five events that one has to compete in in order to win big. Winning this event definitely earns the athlete and the country bragging rights. Because of that, it’s finally Australia’s time to shine. The five events included are Horseriding, Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, and Running and how the game works is the most points that an athlete acquires gets the medals. Chloe Esposito from Australia not only got the highest score to win gold, but she also smashed the previous record.
Decathlon reign continues
US Olympian Ashton Eaton makes us proud for being the undisputed Decathlon Olympic Champion winning the gold medal for the second time, with the first during the 2012 London Olympics. Just like the previous event mentioned above, the Decathlon is a series of events that the athletes must compete in to win medals. What’s even more incredible is that this event is double the amount, with an amazing amount of 10 separate events. With Ashton Eaton winning the gold medal, he is the first ever athlete to win the gold medal more than once.