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· rio de janeiro 2016 ·

Fujita Masaki of Japan rests after competing in the men's C1-2-3 1000m time trial final during the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Fujita Masaki of Japan rests after competing in the men's C1-2-3 1000m time trial final during the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Brent Lakatos during the T53 wheelchair race at Rio 2016

Brent Lakatos during the T53 wheelchair race at Rio 2016

Masae Komiya of Japan during a match of goalball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Masae Komiya of Japan during a match of goalball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

The olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

Britain's Alex Danson diverts the ball into the net to equalise in the women's hockey match against Netherlands at Rio 2016

Britain's Alex Danson diverts the ball into the net to equalise in the women's hockey match against Netherlands at Rio 2016

Dilshod Nazarov winds up ready to release the hammer at Rio 2016

Dilshod Nazarov winds up ready to release the hammer at Rio 2016

The riders traverse the course during the women's BMX race at Rio 2016

The riders traverse the course during the women's BMX race at Rio 2016

Phannapa Harnsujin kicks Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in the women's under-57kg taekwondo tournament at Rio 2016

Phannapa Harnsujin kicks Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in the women's under-57kg taekwondo tournament at Rio 2016

Thomas Daley in the men's 10m platform diving semi-final at Rio 2016

Thomas Daley in the men's 10m platform diving semi-final at Rio 2016

Xiuzhi Lu competes in the women's 20km walk final at Rio 2016

Xiuzhi Lu competes in the women's 20km walk final at Rio 2016

Eliza McCartney competes in the qualification of the women's pole vault at Rio 2016

Eliza McCartney competes in the qualification of the women's pole vault at Rio 2016

Refreshments are offered to competitors during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Rio 2016

Refreshments are offered to competitors during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Rio 2016

Oliver Dingley competes in the preliminary round of the men's 3m springboard at Rio 2016

Oliver Dingley competes in the preliminary round of the men's 3m springboard at Rio 2016

Peter Sagan during the mountain bike cross country race at Rio 2016

Peter Sagan during the mountain bike cross country race at Rio 2016

Miles Gerek Meinhardt of USA competes with Russia's Artur Akhmatkhuzin in the men's foil team event at Rio 2016

Miles Gerek Meinhardt of USA competes with Russia's Artur Akhmatkhuzin in the men's foil team event at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger competes in qualification for the women's trampoline at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger competes in qualification for the women's trampoline at Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky dominates the women's 800m freestyle final and sets a new world record at Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky dominates the women's 800m freestyle final and sets a new world record at Rio 2016

Chao Xu competes in the men's sprint qualifying at the velodrome of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Chao Xu competes in the men's sprint qualifying at the velodrome of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Juan Monaco hits a return during his match against Andy Murray at Rio 2016

Juan Monaco hits a return during his match against Andy Murray at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps dives in at the start of his 200m butterfly semi-final at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps dives in at the start of his 200m butterfly semi-final at Rio 2016

A general view of the women's individual sabre qualifying round at Rio 2016

A general view of the women's individual sabre qualifying round at Rio 2016

Alexandra Priscila Martinez in action during the women's handball match between Brazil and Spain at Rio 2016

Alexandra Priscila Martinez in action during the women's handball match between Brazil and Spain at Rio 2016

Kristin Gierisch competes in the women's Triple Jump at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kristin Gierisch competes in the women's Triple Jump at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Fijian Leone Nakarawa hands off Dan Norton of Great Britain in the rugby sevens final at Rio 2016

Fijian Leone Nakarawa hands off Dan Norton of Great Britain in the rugby sevens final at Rio 2016

Piotr Juszczak and Marcin Pochwala compete in the men's C2 semi-final canoe slalom for Poland at Rio 2016

Piotr Juszczak and Marcin Pochwala compete in the men's C2 semi-final canoe slalom for Poland at Rio 2016

Anna Jenny Fransson wrestles Aline Focken during the women's wrestling freestyle competition at Rio 2016

Anna Jenny Fransson wrestles Aline Focken during the women's wrestling freestyle competition at Rio 2016

Matteo Aicardi of Italy in action during the men's water polo game against France a Rio 2016

Matteo Aicardi of Italy in action during the men's water polo game against France a Rio 2016

Davit Chakvetadze and Zhan Beleniuk during the greco-roman wrestling tournament at Rio 2016

Davit Chakvetadze and Zhan Beleniuk during the greco-roman wrestling tournament at Rio 2016

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain competing in the men's 10m synchro diving competition at Rio 2016

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain competing in the men's 10m synchro diving competition at Rio 2016

Ken Terauchi at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Ken Terauchi at Rio de Janeiro 2016

A rhythmic gymnast of Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

A rhythmic gymnast of Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Marcel Nguyen competes on the horizontal bar during the men's team final at Rio 2016

Marcel Nguyen competes on the horizontal bar during the men's team final at Rio 2016

Aaron Younger of Australia in action during against Serbia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aaron Younger of Australia in action during against Serbia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rowers warm up at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas at Rio 2016

Rowers warm up at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas at Rio 2016

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino during the 5000m at Rio 2016

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino during the 5000m at Rio 2016

Lisa Ryzih at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Lisa Ryzih at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Illya Kvasha at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Illya Kvasha at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

A multi exposure photo of gymnast Giulia Steingruber competing on the balance beam at Rio 2016

A multi exposure photo of gymnast Giulia Steingruber competing on the balance beam at Rio 2016

Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval during the BMX race at Rio 2016

Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval during the BMX race at Rio 2016

Photographers take photos as athletes go over a hurdle and into the water during the women's 300m steeplechase race at Rio 2016

Photographers take photos as athletes go over a hurdle and into the water during the women's 300m steeplechase race at Rio 2016

Pawel Wiesiolek at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Pawel Wiesiolek at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Gergo Zalanki of Hungary attempts to pass the ball past Milos Cuk of Serbia during a men's water polo match at Rio 2016

Gergo Zalanki of Hungary attempts to pass the ball past Milos Cuk of Serbia during a men's water polo match at Rio 2016

Fan Wang of China dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball match against Switzerland at Rio 2016

Fan Wang of China dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball match against Switzerland at Rio 2016

Argentina's players dive for a shot against Russia during the women's volleyball tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Argentina's players dive for a shot against Russia during the women's volleyball tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

US Gerek Meinhardt competes against Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem during the mens team foil bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

US Gerek Meinhardt competes against Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem during the mens team foil bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kristi Castlin before the women's 100m hurdles at Rio 2016

Kristi Castlin before the women's 100m hurdles at Rio 2016

Spain's Maria Lopez during the match against Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Spain's Maria Lopez during the match against Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Netherlands' Anouk Vetter, Katarina Johnson-Thomson and Ukraine's Hanna Kasyanova compete in the women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at Rio 2016

Netherlands' Anouk Vetter, Katarina Johnson-Thomson and Ukraine's Hanna Kasyanova compete in the women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at Rio 2016

Kesley Wakefield of Australia during the water polo tournament at Rio 2016

Kesley Wakefield of Australia during the water polo tournament at Rio 2016

The 470 class olympic sailing at Rio 2016

The 470 class olympic sailing at Rio 2016

Frank Staebler and Davor Stefanek during the greco-roman wrestling at Rio 2016

Frank Staebler and Davor Stefanek during the greco-roman wrestling at Rio 2016

Piotr Malachowski competes in the men's discus throw at Rio 2016

Piotr Malachowski competes in the men's discus throw at Rio 2016

Na Wang of China passes the ball against Korea at Rio 2016

Na Wang of China passes the ball against South Korea at Rio 2016

Caterine Ibarguen competes in the women's triple jump at Rio 2016

Caterine Ibarguen competes in the women's triple jump at Rio 2016

Shaunae Miller's desperate dive at the finish was enough to secure the gold medal ahead of US Allyson Felix at Rio 2016

Shaunae Miller's desperate dive at the finish was enough to secure the gold medal ahead of US Allyson Felix at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt during the men's 100m final at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt during the men's 100m final at Rio 2016

Pawel Spisak competes on Banderas in the cross country event at Rio 2016

Pawel Spisak competes on Banderas in the cross country event at Rio 2016

The scratch race during the omnium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The scratch race during the omnium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Chad le Clos and Michel Phelps at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Chad le Clos and Michel Phelps at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The players of Argentina celebrate at Rio 2016

The players of Argentina celebrate at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger performs during the women's trampoline qualification at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger performs during the women's trampoline qualification at Rio 2016

Elisa Di Francisca with the flag of the European Union on the podium of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Elisa Di Francisca with the flag of the European Union on the podium of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The artistic routine of Eythora Thorsdottir at Rio 2016

The artistic routine of Eythora Thorsdottir at Rio 2016

Flavia Tartaglini during the RS:X competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Flavia Tartaglini during the RS:X competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The players of Cuba performing a block at the Rio 2016

The players of Cuba performing a block against Iran at the Rio 2016

Simona Frapporti, Tatiana Guderzo, Francesca Pattaro and Silvia Valsecchi of the italian team at Rio 2016

Simona Frapporti, Tatiana Guderzo, Francesca Pattaro and Silvia Valsecchi of the italian team at Rio 2016

The Rafael Nadal serve at Rio 2016

The Rafael Nadal serve at Rio 2016

Simone Biles at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Simone Biles at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Evelis Aguilar and Ivona Dadic compete in the Women's Heptathlon 100 meter hurdles of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Evelis Aguilar and Ivona Dadic compete in the women's heptathlon 100 meter hurdles of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Ayman Fayez and Francisco Limardo during the olympic fencing tournament at Rio 2016

Ayman Fayez and Francisco Limardo during the olympic fencing tournament at Rio 2016

Karin Schnaase stretches at Rio 2016

Karin Schnaase stretches at Rio 2016

Asuka Teramoto at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Asuka Teramoto at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Robin Ramaekers releases his arrow at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Robin Ramaekers releases his arrow at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Luc Abalo of France and Kamal Aldin Mallash of Qatar at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Luc Abalo of France and Kamal Aldin Mallash of Qatar at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Marcos Delia of Argentina and Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Marcos Delia of Argentina and Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Elmar Gasimov at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Elmar Gasimov at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland during the beach volley match against Australia at Rio 2016

Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland during the beach volley match against Australia at Rio 2016

Jefferson Santos Pereira and Cherif Younousse Samba of Qatar diving for a ball against Austria at Rio 2016

Jefferson Santos Pereira and Cherif Younousse Samba of Qatar diving for a ball against Austria at Rio 2016

China field hockey team with protective masks at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

China field hockey team with protective masks at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Takuya Haneda in canoe slalom at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Takuya Haneda in canoe slalom at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Colombia team celebrate at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Colombia team celebrate at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kelly Russell of Canada and Katy McLean of Great Britain during a rugby sevens match at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kelly Russell of Canada and Katy McLean of Great Britain during a rugby sevens match at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Charlotte Lembach in action against Irene Vecchi during the women's saber at Rio de Janerio 2016

Charlotte Lembach in action against Irene Vecchi during the women's saber at Rio de Janerio 2016

Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera wins gold in the men's 62kg category at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera wins gold in the men's 62kg category at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps performing the butterfly stroke at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps performing the butterfly stroke at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The men's cycling road race at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The men's cycling road race at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Sukanya Srisurat wins 58kg weightlifting gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Sukanya Srisurat wins 58kg weightlifting gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Beach Volleyball Arena on the iconic Copacabana beach at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Beach Volleyball Arena on the iconic Copacabana beach at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kohei Uchimura at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kohei Uchimura at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The opening ceremony of Rio de Janeiro 2016 from the favela

The opening ceremony of Rio de Janeiro 2016 from the favela

The olympic cauldron at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The olympic cauldron at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Rio de Janeiro olympic flame has begun its journey to the Games after being lit at the traditional ceremony at the ancient site of Prytaneion in Olympia

The Rio de Janeiro olympic flame has begun its journey to the Games after being lit at the traditional ceremony at the ancient site of Prytaneion in Olympia