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 10 Latin American Athletes to be followed in 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Colombian Caterine Ibargüen will have a chance to win a gold medal once again in Río 2016.
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