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2016: Year in Review ⇾ Michael Phelps last Olympic Games

In 2016, Michale Phelps participated in his fifth Olympic Games. He won individual gold in the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter butterfly, while taking silver in the 100-meter butterfly. He also won team gold in the 4x100- and 4x200-meter freestyle relays, along with 4x100-meter medley relay. He finished his historic career with 28 total medals, including 23 gold. Remarkably his first gold medal came in 2000 as a 15-year-old.

“Your dreams deserve a try… the sky’s the limit!” – Florence Griffith Joyner (1959-1998)

Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as “Flo Jo,” was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 21, 1959. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, Joyner won a silver medal in the 200-meter run. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Joyner took home three gold medals and a silver. Flo Jo died unexpectedly in September 1998, at age 38, after suffering an epileptic seizure. She still holds the world records in the 100- and 200-meter events.

Photo: American runner Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner with her four medals, won at the 1988 Summer Olympics. She won gold in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4x100 meter relay, and silver in the 4x400 meter relay. © Durand; Giansanti; Perrin/Sygma/Corbis

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Nickel Ashmead, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell & Yohan Blake win Gold in the Mens 4x100m Athletics Relay. It is Jamaica’s 3rd consecutive Olympic Gold in this event.

Usain Bolt did the “triple triple”, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at 3 Olympics Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, and now Rio 2016). This gives him a total of 9 Olympic Gold medals, placing him equal-second behind Michael Phelps as the most-awarded Gold medalist ever.

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Allyson Felix, English GardnerTianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie of the United States 🇺🇸 celebrate winning gold 🏅 in the Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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