Young Stars that Stood Out in Rio 2016
Penny Olesiak won the 100 m free style and established an Olympic record, with 52.70 sec. In 100 m butterfly, the other seven finalists were at least seven years older than her, but talent prevailed over experience and the Canadian athlete got the silver medal, with 56.46 sec, a junior world record.
Latin America’s Top Athletes, Teams in Rio Olympic Games
Brazilian Thiago Braz da Silva, 22 years old, surprised everybody in athletics by going beyond the 6.03 m mark, thus establishing a new Olympic record and giving favorite French Renaud Lavillenie the silver medal.
Top 5 Latin American Countries in the Olympic History
The list of Olympic legends also includes runner Alberto Juantorena, the only athlete in the history to win both 400 and 800-meter dash in the same edition of the Games.
Top Five Letdowns in the Copa America Centenario
The team that holds the highest number of Copa America titles (15 in all) was also one of the favorites, but, without their main star, Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan players couldn’t do much and were defeated in the first two games.
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