Through economic crisis and medical emergencies, Brazil and its indomitable spirit weathered many a storm to give the world a memorable Olympiad. Rio was a gracious host for many athletes who lived their dreams and created history at the Games.
While greats like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt cemented their greatness, youngsters like Joseph Schooling and Shaunae Miller etched their names in the books forever with their heroics.
China were not able to match their usual standards as their gold medal tally fell sharply in contrast to Bejing and London
Great Britain will look back fondly, having edged China in the medals tally for the first time.
Indians PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik will be lauded for their heroics in Brazil for a long time after they won a bronze and a silver respectively for the nation.
The closing ceremony brought with it an end to the ‘Carnival’ atmosphere in Rio and we will certainly remember the Games for all the good memories it gave us.