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A Complete List of Events and Medal Winners for Athletics, Gymnastic and Other Events at Rio Summer Olympics 2016

Updated on February 1, 2018
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Venkat loves sports and is much interested in watching most of those sports live and study and collect the statistics for keeping a record.

Facts and Figures of Rio Summer Olympics 2016

Now that the Summer Olympics 2016 at Rio de Janeiro are over, let us take a look at the facts and figures of these games and competitions.

  • The Rio Olympics events kicked off with the opening ceremony on 5th August 2016.
  • They came to close with the closing ceremony on 21st August 2016.
  • But, the games literally started on 03/08/2016 itself with the Women's Football (First Round) matches taking place on that day and Men's Football (First Round) matches taking place on 04/08/2016.
  • As many as 208 nations participated in the games. A total number of 39 games and sports events took place.
  • The 2016 Olympics events took place at 32 venues within Rio de Janeiro and the Football matches took place at 5 football co-hosting cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador, and Sao Paulo.

Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony

Flag march of participating nations
Flag march of participating nations | Source

A Complete List of Events at Rio Summer Olympics 2016

Summer Olympics 2016 held at Rio included as many as 39 events of sports and athletic games.

  1. Archery
  2. Artistic Gymnastics
  3. Athletics
  4. Badminton
  5. Basketball
  6. Beach Volleyball
  7. Boxing
  8. Canoe Slalom
  9. Canoe Sprint
  10. Cycling BMX
  11. Cycling Mountain Bike
  12. Cycling Road
  13. Cycling Track
  14. Diving
  15. Equestrian (Horse Riding)
  16. Fencing (Fight with Swords)
  17. Football
  18. Golf
  19. Handball
  20. Hockey
  21. Judo
  22. Marathon Swimming
  23. Modern Pentathlon (combined sport of sword fight, freestyle swimming race, riding or jumping over obstacles, shooting, and cross-country race or running on different terrains)
  24. Rhythmic Gymnastics
  25. Rowing
  26. Rugby Sevens
  27. Sailing
  28. Shooting
  29. Swimming
  30. Synchronised Swimming
  31. Table Tennis
  32. Taekwondo (Kicking and Punching Fight)
  33. Tennis
  34. Trampoline Gymnastics
  35. Triathlon (Swimming, Cycling, and Running)
  36. Volleyball
  37. Waterpolo
  38. Weightlifting
  39. Wrestling

Usain Bolt at Summer Olympics 2016

Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins Gold Medal in Men's 200 m race at Rio Summer Olympics
Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins Gold Medal in Men's 200 m race at Rio Summer Olympics

List of Athletics Events and Medal Winners for Summer Olympics 2016

Name of the Event
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Women's Marathon (14/08/2016)
Sumgong Jemima Jelagat of Kenya
Kirwa Eunice Jepkirui of Bahrain
Dibaba Mare of Ethiopia
Men's Marathon (21/08/2016)
Kipchoge Eliud of Kenya
Lilesa Feyisa of Ethiopia
Rupp Galen of USA
Men's 10,000 m Race (13/08/2016
Farah Mohamed of Great Britain
Tanui Paul Kipngetich of Kenya
Tola Tamirat of Ethiopia
Women's 10,000 m Race (12/08/2016)
Ayana Almaz of Ethiopia (World Record)
Cheruiyot Vivian Jepkimoi of Kenya
Dibaba Tirunesh of Ethiopia
Men's 20 km Race Walk (12/08/2016)
Wang Zhen of China
Cai Zelin of China
Bird Smith Dane of Australia
Men's 50 km Race Walk (19/08/2016)
Toth Matej of Slovakia
Tallent Jared of Australia
Arai Hirooki of Japan
Women's 20 km Race Walk (19/08/2016)
Liu Hong of China
Gonzalez Maria Guadalupe of Mexico
Lu Xiuzhi of China
Women's 5000 m Race (19/08/2016)
Cheruiyot Vivian Jepkemoi of Kenya (Olympic Record)
Obiri Hellen Onsando of Kenya
Ayana Almaz of Ethiopia
Men's 5000 m Race (20/08/2016)
Farah Mohammad of Great Britain
Chelimo Paul Kipkemoi of USA
Gebrhiwet Hagos of Ethiopia
Men's 1500 m Race (20/08/2016)
Centrowitz Matthew of USA
Makhloufi Taoufik of Algeria
Willis Nicholas of Newzealand
Women's 1500 m (16/08/2016)
Kipyegon Faith Chepngetich of Kenya
Dibaba Genzebe of Ethiopia
Simpson Jennifer of USA
Women's 800 m Race (20/08/2016)
Semenya Caster of South Africa
Niyonsaba Francine of Burundi
Wambui Margaret Nyairera of Kenya
Men's 800 m (15/08/2016)
Rudisha David Lekuta of Kenya
Makhloufi Taoufik of Algeria
Murphy Clayton of USA
Men's 400 m Race (14/08/2016)
Van Niekerk Wayde of South Africa (World Record)
James Kirani of Grenada
Merrit Lashawn of USA
Women's 400 m (15/08/2016)
Miller Shaunae of Bahamas
Felix Allyson of USA
Jackson Shericka of Jamaica
Women's 100 m Race (13/08/2016)
Thompson Elaine of Jamaica
Bowie Tori of USA
Fraser Pryce Shelly Ann of Jamaica
Women's 200 m (17/08/2016)
Thompson Elaine of jamaica
Schippers Dafne of Netherlands
Bowie Tori of USA
Men's 100 m (14/08/2016)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica
Gatlin Justin of USA
De Grasse Andre of Canada
Men's 200 m (18/08/2016)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica
De Grasse Andre of Canada
Lemaitre Christophe of France
Men's Discus Throw (13/08/2016)
Harting Christoph of Germany
Malachowski Piotr of Poland
Jasinski Daniel of Germany
Women's Discus Throw (16/08/2016)
Perkovic Sandra of Croatia
Robert-Michon Melina of France
Caballero Denia of Cuba
Women's Hammer Throw (15/08/2016)
Wlodarczyk Anita of Poland (World Record and Olympic Record)
Zhang Wenxiu of China
Hitchon Sophie of Great Britain
Women's High Jump (20/08/2016)
Beitia Ruth of Spain
Demireve Mirela of Bulgaria
Vlasic Blanka of Croatia
Women's Long Jump (17/08/2016)
Bartoletta Tianna of USA
Reese Brittney of USA
Spanovic Ivana of Serbia
Men's High Jump (16/08/2016)
Drouin Derek of Canada
Barshim Mutaz Essa of Qatar
Bondarenko Bohdan of Ukraine
Men's Long Jump (13/08/2016)
Henderson Jeff of USA
Manyonga Luvo of South Africa
Rutherford Greg of Great Britain
Men's Hammer Throw (19/08/2016)
Nazarov Dilshod of Tajikistan
Tsikhan Ivan of Belarus
Nowicki Wojciech of Poland
Men's Javelin Throw (20/08/2016)
Rohler Thomas of Germany
Yego Julius of Kenya
Walcott Keshorn of Trinidad and Tobago
Women's Javelin Throw (18/08/2016)
Kolak Sara of Croatia
Viljoen Sunette of South Africa
Spotakova Barbora of Czech Republic
Women's 3000 m Steeplechase (15/08/2016)
Jebet Ruth of Bahrain
Jepkemoi Hyvin Kiyeng of Kenya
Coburn Emma of USA
Women's Triple Jump (14/08/2016)
Ibarguen Catherine of Colombia
Rojas Yulimar of Venezuela
Rypakova Olga of Kazakhstan
Men's Triple Jump (16/08/2016)
Taylor Christian of USA
Claye Will of USA
Dong Bin of China
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase (17/08/2016)
Kipruto Conseslus of Kenya (Olympic Record)
Jager Evan of USA
Mekhissi Maheidine of France
Men's Pole Vault (16/08/2016)
Da Silva Thiago Braz of Brazil (Olympic Record)
Lavillenie Renaud of France
Kendricks Sam of USA
Women's Pole Vault (19/08/2016)
Gold - Stefanidi Ekaterini of Greece
Morris Sandi of USA
Mccartney Eliza of Newzealand
Women's 400 m Hurdles (18/08/2016)
Muhammad Dalilah of USA
Petersen Sara Slott of Denmark
Spencer Ashley of USA
Men's 400 m Hurdles (18/08/2016)
Clement Kerron of USA
Tumuti Boniface Mucheru of Kenya
Capello Yasmani of Turkey
Men's 110 m Hurdles (16/08/2016)
MCleod Amar of Jamaica
Ortega Orlando of Spain
Bascou Dimitri of France
Women's 100 m Hurdles (17/08/2016)
Rollins Brianna of USA
Ali Nia of USA
Castlin Kristie of USA
Men's Shot Put (18/08/2016)
Crouser Ryan of USA (Olympics Record)
Kovacs Joe of USA
Walsh Tomas of Newzealand
Women's Shot Put (12/08/2016)
Carter Michelle of USA
Adams Valerie of New Zealand
Marton Anita of Hungary
Men's Decathlon 1500 m (18/08/2016)
Eaton Aston of USA
Mayer Kevin of France
Warner Damion of Canada
Women's Heptathlon 800 m (13/08/2016)
Thiam Nafissatou of Belgium
Ennis Hill Jessica of Great Britain
TheisenEaton Brianne of Canada
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay (19/08/2016)
Women's 4 x 100 m Relay (19/08/2016)
United States (USA)
Great Britain
Men's 4 x 400 m Relay (20/08/2016)
United States (USA)
Women's 4 x 400 m Relay (20/08/2016)
United States (USA)
Great Britain

Wayde van Niekerk at Summer Olympics Rio 2016

Van Niekerk of South Africa sets a new  World Record completing 400 m race in only 43.03 seconds.
Van Niekerk of South Africa sets a new World Record completing 400 m race in only 43.03 seconds.

Medal Winners for Artistic Gymnastic Events at Summer Olympics 2016

Gymnastic events
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Men's Team (08/08/2016)
Women's Team (09/08/2016)
Men's Individual all-around (10/08/2016)
Uchimura Kohei of Japan
Verniaiev Oleg of Ukraine
Whitlock Max of Great Britain
Women's Individual all-around (11/08/2016)
Biles Simone of USA
Raisman Alexandra of USA
Mustafina Aliya of Russia
Men's Floor Exercise (14/08/2016)
Whitlock Max of Great Britain
Hypolito Diego of Brazil
Mariano Arthur of Brazil
Men's Pommel Horse (14/08/2016)
Whitlock Max of Great Britain
Smith Louis of Great Britain
Naddour Alexander of USA
Women's Vault (14/08/2016)
Biles Simone of USA
Paseka Maria of Russia
Stein Gruber Giulia of Switzerland
Women's Uneven Bars (14/08/2016)
Mustafina Aliya of Russia
Kocian Madison of USA
Scheder Sophie of Germany
Women's Balance Beam (15/08/2016)
Wevers Sanne of Netherlands
Hernandez Lauren of USA
Biles Simone of USA
Men's Vault (15/08/2016)
Ri Se Gwang of DPR Korea
Abliazin Denis of Russia
Shirai Kenzo of Japan
Men's Rings (15/08/2016)
Petrounias Eleftherios of Greece
Zanetti Arthur of Brazil
Abliazin Denis of Russia
Men's Horizontal Bars (16/08/2016)
Hambuechen Fabian of Germany
Leyva Danell of USA
Wilson Nile of Great Britain
Men's Parallel Bars (16/08/2016)
Verniaiev Oleg of Ukraine
Leyva Danell of USA
Belyavskiy David of Russia
Women's Floor Exercise (16/08/2016)
Biles Simone of USA
Raisman Alexandra of USA
Tinkler Amy of Great Britain

Simone Biles (Gymnastics) Floor Exercise at Summer Olympics 2016

List of Medal Winners for Boxing Events at Summer Olympics 2016

Boxing Categories
Men's Light Fly (46-49 kg)
Dusmatov Hasanboy of Uzbekistan
Martinez Yurberjen Herney of Colombia
Argilagos Joahnys of Cuba and Hernandez Nico of USA
Men's Fly (52 kg)
Zoirov Shakhobidin of Uzbekistan
Aloian Misha of Russia
Finol yoel Segundo of Venezuela and Hu Jianguan of China
Men's Bantam (56 kg)
Ramirez Robeisy of Cuba
Stevenson Shakur of USA
Nikitin Vladimir of Russia and Akhmadaliev Murodjon of Uzbekistan
Men's Light (60 kg)
Conceicao Robson of Brazil
Oumiha Sofiane of France
Alvarez Lazaro Jorge of Cuba and Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai of Mongolia
Men's Light Welter (64 kg)
Gaibnazarov Fazliddin of Uzbekistan
Sotomayor Collazo Lorenzo of Azerbaizan
Dunaytsev Vitaly of Russia and Harutyunyan Artem of Germany
Men's Welter (69 kg)
Yeleussinov Daniyar of Kazakhstan
Giyasov Shakhram of Uzbekistan
Rabii Mohammed of Morocco and Cissokho Souleymane Diop of France
Men's Middle (75 kg)
Lopez Arlen of Cuba
Melikuzeiv Bektemir of Uzbekistan
Shaksuvarly Kamran of Azerbaijan and Rodriguez Misael Uziel of Mexico
Men's Light Heavy (81 kg)
La Cruz Julio Cesar of Cuba
Niyazymbetov Adilbek of Kazhakistan
Bauderlique Mathieu Albert Daniel of France and Buatsi Joshua of Great Britain
Men's Heavy (91 kg)
Tishchenko Evzeny of Russia
Levit Vassiliy of Kazakhstan
Tulaganov Rustom of Uzbekistan and Savon Erislandy of Cuba
Men's Super Heavy (+91 kg)
Yoka Tony Victor James of France
Joyce Joe of Great Britain
HRGovic Filip of Croatia and Dychko Ivan of Kazakhstan
Women's Fly (48-51 kg)
Adams Nicola of Great Britain
Ourahmoune Sarah of France
Ren Cancan of China and Valencia Victoria Ingrit Lorena of Colombia
Women's Light (57-60 kg)
Mossely Estelle of France
Yin Jinhua of China
Potkonen Mira of Finland and Beliakova Anastasiia of Russia
Women's Middle (69-75 kg)
Shields Claressa Maria of USA
Fontun Nouchka of Netherlands
Shakimova Dariga of Kazakhstan and Li Qian of China

Rio Summer Olympics 2016- List of Medal Winners for Wrestling Events

Wrestling Categories
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Men's Greco-Roman (59 kg)
Borrero Molina Ismael of Cuba
Ota Shinobu of Japan
Tasmuradov Elmurat of Uzbekistan and Berge Stig Andrey of Norway
Men's Greco-Roman (66 kg)
Stefanek Davor of Serbia
Arutyunyan Moigran of Armenia
Bolkvadze Shmagi of Georgia and Chunayev Rasul of Azerbaijan
Men's Greco-Roman (75 kg)
Vlasov Roman of Russia
Madsen Mark Overgaard of Denmark
Kim Hyeonwoo of Korea and Abdvali Saeid Morad of Iran
Men's Greco-Roman (85 kg)
Chakvetadze Devit of Russia
Beliniuk Zhan of Ukraine
Hamzatau javid of Belarus and Kudla Denis Maksymilian of Germany
Men's Greco-Roman (98 kg)
Aleksanyan Artur of Armenia
Lugo Cabrera Yasmani Daniel of Cuba
Ildem Cenk of Turkey and Rezaei Ghasem Gholamrez Of Iran
Men's Greco-Roman (130 kg)
Lopez Nunez Mijain of Cuba
Kayaalp Riza of Turkey
Shariati Saba of Azerbaijan and Semenov Sergey of Russia
Women's Freestyle (48 kg)
Tosaka Eri of Japan
Stadnik Mariya of Azerbaijan
Sun Yanan of China and Yankova Elitsa Atanasova of Bugaria
Women's Freestyle (63 kg)
Kawai Risako of Japan
Mamashuk Maryia of Belarus
Larionova Yekaterina of Kazakhstan and Michalik Monika Ewa of Poland
Women's Freestyle (58 kg)
Icho Kaori of Japan
Koblova Zholobova Valeriia of Russia
Amri Marwa of Tunisia and Malik Sakshi of India
Women's Freestyle (53 kg)
Maroulis Helen Louise of USA
Yoshida saori of Japan
Sinishin Natalya of Azerbaijan and Mattsson Sofia Magdalena of Sweden
Women's Freestyle (69 kg)
Dosho Sara of Japan
Vorobeva Natalia of Russia
Syzdykova Elmira of Kazakhstan and Fransson Anna Jenny of Sweden
Women's Freestyle (75 kg)
Weibe Erica Elizabeth of Canada
Manyurova Guzel of Kazakhstan
Zhang Fengliu of China and Bukina Ekaterina of Russia
Men's Freestyle (57 kg)
Khinchegashvili Vladimir of Georgia
Higuchi Rei of Japan
Aliyev Haji of Azerbaijan and Rahimi Hassan Sabzali of Iran
Men's Freestyle (65 kg)
Ramonov Soslan of Russia
Asgarov Toghrul of Azerbaijan
Chamizo Marquez Frank of Italy and Navruzov Ikhtiyor of Uzbekistan
Men's Freestyle (74 kg)
Yazdanicharati Hassan Aliazam of Iran
Geduev Aniuar of Russia
Hasanov jabrayil of Azerbaijan and Demirtas Soner of Turkey
Men's Freestyle (86 kg)
Sadulaev Abdul Rashid of Russia
Yasar Selim of Turkey
Sharifov Sharif of Azerbaijan and Cox J'den Michael Tbory of USA
Men's Freestyle (97 kg)
Snyder Kyle Frederick of USA
Goziumov Khetag of Azerbaijan
Saritov Albert of Romania and Ibragimov Magomid Idrisovitch of Uzbekistan
Men's Freestyle (125 kg)
Akgul Taha of Turkey
Ghasemi Komeil Nemat of Iran
Saidau Ibrahim of Belarus and Petriasvili Geno of Georgia

Medal Winners for Weightlifting Events at Rio Summer Olympics 2016

Weight Lifting Category
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Women's 48 kg
Tanasan Sopita of Thailand
Agustiani Sri Wahyuni of Indonesia
Miyake Hiromi of Japan
Women's 53 kg
Hsu Shu-Ching of Taipei (China)
Diaz Hidilyn of Philippines
Yoon Jin Hee of Korea
Women's 58 kg
Srisurat Sukanya of Thailand
Sirikaew Pimsri of Thailand
Kuo Hsing-Chun of Taipei (China)
Women's 63 kg
Denh Wei of China (World Record)
Choe Hyo Sim of DPR Korea
Goricheva Karina of Kazakhstan
Women's 69 kg
Xiang Yanmei of China
Zhapparkul Zhazira of Kazakhstan
Ahmed Sarah of Egypt
Women's 75 kg
Rim Jong Sim of DPR Korea
Naumava Darya of Belarus
Valentin Perez Lidia of Spain
Women's +75 kg
Meng Suping of China
Kim Kuk Hyang of DPR Korea
Robles Sarah Elizabeth of USA
Men's 56 kg
Long Qingquan of China (World Record)
Om Yun Chol of DPR Korea
Kruaithong Sinphet of Thailand
Men's 62 kg
Figueroa Mosquera Oscar Albeiro of Colombia
Irawan Eko Yuli of Indonesia
Kharki Farkhad of Kazakhstan
Men's 69 kg
Shi zhiyong of China
Ismayilov Daniar of Turkey
Mosquera Lozano Luis Javier of Colombia
Men's 77 kg
Rahimov Nijat of Kazakhstan (World Record)
Lyu Xiaojun of China
Mahmoud Mohammed of Egypt
Men's 85 kg
Rostami Kianoush of Iran (World Record)
Tian Tao of China
Sincraian Gabriel of Romania
Men's 94 kg
Moradi Sohrab of Iran
Straltsou Vadzim of Belarus
Didzbalis Aurimas of Lithuania
Men's 105 kg
Nurudinov Rusian of Uzbekistan
Martirosyan Simon of Armenia
Zaichikov Alexandr of Kazakhstan
Men's +105 kg
Talakhadze Lasha of Georgia (World Record)
Minasyan Gor of Armenia
Turmanidze Irakli of Georgia

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Above is a solid summary of the major interesting facts supported by some complete lists of Medal winners for most interesting events held at the recently concluded Rio Summer Olympics 2016. This is prepared with an aim to enable the interested fans of sports events to add it as an addition to their valuable collections. If you like and appreciate this presentation, kindly give your views on it in the comments section below as well as suggesting some improvements in it. Thanks a lot for viewing this article.


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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Yes, Nitya. I made some real efforts to collect the information even though I watched some of the events and noted them. Not only this, I have one more part of it to come up in a few days.

      Thanks for the visit and nice comment. My blessings to you.

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      Nithya Venkat 17 months ago from Dubai

      You must have put in a lot of effort to get the lists together. I watched the track events and gymnastic events. The opening and closing ceremony were grand. Thank you for sharing.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice to see you, Dianna, come over here. You are a great teacher and I value your opinion very much. I collected and arranged these results in charts for all fans of Olympics including me. I am happy that you liked it.

      Thanks for the visit and nice comment.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Glad to know, Chitra, that you enjoyed the charts and details. I like to collect charts and figures for my record, even though they get lost after 2 or 3 years. So, keeping them online can be one good option for me.

      Thanks for your nice comment. My blessings.

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      Dianna Mendez 17 months ago

      You have summarized the winners so well. I don't know if it is posted as such anywhere else online. This will be a great reference for those who want to know the results. I only wish I could have watched more of the games when they were shown.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      A very detailed and well researched hub about Rio Olympics!

      I enjoy watching Gymnastics and swimming sessions. And of course the ones where Indians participate.

      I enjoyed going through your charts --very well written and informative hub!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice to see you, Flourish. Your comment is of much value and importance to me. It is true that Boxing and Wrestling events are not welcome. But, people get entertained watching those injuries inflicted by one person on the other and cheer for the winner. How, for God's sake, I don't know. Alas! The poor victim of blows and injuries!

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      FlourishAnyway 17 months ago from USA

      Very comprehensive summary of the results that benefits those who enjoyed watching as well as those who didn't watch any (like myself). It's interesting how some of the sports categories fall in and out of favor (e.g., synchronized swimming, trampoline gymnastics, race walking). I don't understand how we can continue to permit boxing knowing what it does to fighters. I cannot bear to watch. I just think of Muhammad Ali. Nevertheless, you did an admirable job pulling all of this information together. Bravo.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Yes, Nell Rose. The games are so wonderful to be watched. But, I haven't shared swimming events yet. All left out will be probably coming up in a subsequent hub.

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      Nell Rose 17 months ago from England

      What a great article! I did watch a lot of it, especially the swimming and the floor gymnastics! great hub!

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks, Dora, for your visit and nice comment. It is a comprehensive one but only of some events. I may come up with some more events in due course.

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      Dora Weithers 17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for this very a comprehensive report. A keepsake!

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Hi, my brother Manatita. Your suggestions are great. I would like to include them in due course and let you know. Thanks for the nice comment.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you, Suzette. I also love all these games and like to keep a record of them whenever possible. I keep the record of cricket statistics also.

      Thanks for the following back and a nice comment.

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Very, very nice, I like it and it was good to see Simone Giles routine in the video. Breathtaking! Why don't you add a video of the opening ceremony? Also include Bolt's time in the 200 metres. I didn't see it.

      This is a great trip in looking at one of the world's most prestigious sport. I admire you for this. Well done!

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      Suzette Walker 17 months ago from Taos, NM

      Such an interesting article about the Rio Olympics. I had no idea that football competition started early and was played at different cities throughout Brazil. I love gymnastics, swimming, and running/field events. Those are the ones I watch with great interest. Thanks for breaking it down in charts. So very helpful to remember. I enjoyed reading this.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Ruby, I am very happy to see you visit my hub. Yes, Bolt is a lightning striking everywhere. He obtained 3 gold medals in this year. A great athlete. There are many who performed amazingly. It has been a great event. Thanks for the nice comment.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's true, Carb Diva. I always wonder how do they perform such feats! It is just like they have some sponge in place of bones in their body which enables them bend and twist it as they wish. Thanks for reminding the 1960s, when as a child, I used to watch the circus shows where they performed some gymnastics.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Your detailed summary is great. I watched some of the Olympics. I must say that Bolt has the correct name, he's like a bolt of lightening. I was proud of all who gave it all they had...

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      Linda Lum 17 months ago from Washington State, USA

      A very comprehensive summary. You have put a great deal of work into this. I did not spend a great deal of time watching, but did enjoy some of the gymnastics routines. If you look at the performances in 2016 to those of the 1960's you will be amazed at the contrast. Truly amazing what the human body can do.

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Hi, Bill, my Dear elder Brother! I love to see you always leave the first comment on my hubs. It is worth like a blessing to me. Thank you for it.

      I love all these games whenever I can including Cricket and Soccer.

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I didn't watch as much of it as I usually do, but what I saw I totally enjoyed. I love amateur athletics much more than professional. Anyway, nice summary, my friend.