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This Is How We'll Remember Rio 2016

by Helen Turnbull ,
This Is How We'll Remember Rio 2016

The Olympic Games have been and gone and while your sporting expertise may not extend far beyond appreciating the competitors' physiques, the past two weeks have transformed us into a nation of sporting fanatics who can barely wait for Tokyo 2020. As we bid a fond farewell to Rio 2016, here's a reminder of all the great (and not so great) moments set to go down in history.

Rio 2016 got off to a rousing start with native supermodel Gisele Bündchen welcoming the 200 teams to the world stage with her angel-like walk down the world's longest runway at the Opening Ceremony.

And while the latest gathering of the globe's most talented sportswomen and men has been four years in the making, nothing could've prepared the athletes and us spectators for what followed.

We cried tears of joy when Kosovan judoka Malinda Kelmendi secured her country's first ever Olympic medal in the games' 120-year history. A gold at that. But Team GB couldn't repeat her success in the Men's Gymnastics Team Final after the pressure got too much for pommel-horse pro Louis Smith and he royally ballsed up his only routine.

But in my honest opinion, the highlight of the latest games is hands down Michael Phelps' baby son Boomer. While the champion swimmer may have cemented his status as the most decorated Olympian of all time, the little one only had to wear a pair of protective ear muffs and the world was left audibly cooing.

Here's a reminder of the most unforgettable moments of Rio 2016.

Gisele shines at Opening Ceremony © Getty
Gisele shines at Opening Ceremony
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