Rio 2016: Day #16

As today is the final day of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, I am really shocked to see how fast the time has flown, it does not feel real.

To think that the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro started on the 5th August 2016 is an understatement in my opinion, but it just proves that the time sure does fly when you’re having fun.

Over the course of this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, we have gone from having no medals to 67 medals today, and the 67th and final medal was just won by Team GB‘s Joe Joyce in the men’s super-heavyweight boxing final, with Joe Joyce claiming Silver, with that being our 67th and final medal, finishing Team GB off on a perfectly positive note by coming second on the medal table.

As the Closing Ceremony marks the end of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games from 12:00 AM onwards, it’s safe to say I will miss this year’s Olympic Games, but the good thing I can relive is the memory of going to the London 2012 Summer Paralympic Games whilst the Closing Ceremony is on. Rio de Janeiro’s Closing Ceremony will mark the end of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and will be handed over to Tokyo for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

On the bright side, this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been a lot better and also a much better follow-up from the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

You can expect a Closing Ceremony review later as I will be publishing my review of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games as they happen, marking such a perfect end to this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Anthony Joshua (Olympic Boxing Champion): “It is like you have to knock them out in the heavyweight division. I was praying he caught Yoka with one shot. The power Joe possesses he penetrates the gloves and the body. He is a phenomenal  fighter. To come and collect three medals I am really proud of the guys. It shows the funding is doing well and the more support we get and more medals we produce. They have all done everyone proud.

Sir Matthew Pinsent (Four Time Olympic Rowing Champion): “We expected a party city, that the whole atmosphere would sweep us along. I don’t think that has quite happened in the way we thought it might. The ticket sales have been a huge issue that they haven’t been able to solve.

Victoria Pendleton (Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist): “It took a little while to get going. In the early days we wondered where everyone was. We were lucky in London. Everyone is questioning how this happened but it took ten years to work out how to spend the money until Beijing. There we got a blueprint and brought in experts, incredible people from all over the world to deliver the highest level of expertise.

Anna Thompson (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “It’s the last action of the Rio Games with the men’s gold medal basketball match between USA and Serbia. It all feels very American in Carioca hall 1 with the announcer very much with a USA accent. The US are 33-22 up in the second quarter. The entertainment is certainly cranking up with a disco dance display by the official 2016 mascot and flag cam – lots of USA flags in the crowd but a few others as well including Brazil and Israel. It was a close first quarter but USA are beginning to run away with it here with two three-pointers and a slam dunk from NBA star Kevin Durrant in quick succession.

Sir Steve Redgrave (Five Time Olympic Rowing Champion): “It was fantastic to get more female rowing medallists. They seem to go from strength to strength. We would never repeat 2012 but to come pretty close with three golds and two silvers is pretty incredible. They were very special moments and to be part of it was a privilege. To be able to interview them and speaking to the rowers afterwards. It is certainly a joy.

Team GB’s flag-bearer, Kate Richardson-Walsh: “If it was a movie script I don’t think anyone would believe it, it is a true fairytale. It will be an honour to walk out with the flag, the most amazing finish. They told me this morning and I thought I was in trouble. I thought ‘what had I or the hockey girls done?’ It is an amazing honour to represent all of the wonderful athletes. We have surpassed expectations. This is a wonderful legacy off the back of London. I really hope we have inspired the next generation to take up sports.

Sir Steve Redgrave: “It is so difficult to pick a moment. What is special about the Olympics is the 28 sports coming together. The Brownlees were outstanding but my moment was Maddie Hinch saving the penalty in the first half of the hockey.

Anna Thompson (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Safe to say the USA are bossing this final, 79-43 up after the third quarter. The crowd are happy and participating in every “cam” going. We’ve had flag cam, kiss cam, bongo cam and muscle cam. Basketball fans sure know how to have a good time at Games!

The United States have won their 306th and final Gold Medal of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in the Men’s Basketball Final after wiping the floor with Serbia, winning the final with the final finishing score of 96-66. The United States have finished with 45 overall golds in total.

Anna Thompson: “So the USA wrap up men’s basketball  gold – the 15th time they’ve won it out of 19 Olympic finals. That’s the end of the action and what a fantastic Games it has been for the hosts Brazil – recording their most successful Olympics – and Team GB too, who became the fist post host to win more medals than their home Olympics with 67. It’s time for the BBC interactive crew in Rio to sign off after 17 days of action and 306 medal events. It’s been a blast. Obrigada!

Here is the final summary of Day #16 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the final day of this year’s Olympic Games as they unfolded:

  • Team GB’s Joe Joyce won Silver after being beaten by France’s Tony Victor James Yoka for Gold.
  • Team GB have finished with a final overall amount of 67 medals ahead of China in second place on the medal table.
  • The United States have beaten Serbia in the Men’s Basketball Final to win the 306th and final Gold of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
  • Brazil’s men have beaten Italy to win Gold in Volleyball, making this Brazil’s seventh Gold of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
  • Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the Marathon Gold, with Team GB’s Callum Hawkins coming ninth.
  • The Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony starts at 12:00 AM, with Rio de Janeiro handing the Olympic Games over to Tokyo for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Here are the last ever medal table listings for Day #16 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games:

Country
1

United States
46 37 38 121
2

Great Britain
27 23 17 67
3

China
26 18 26 70
4

Russia
19 18 19 56
5

Germany
17 10 15 42
6

Japan
12 8 21 41
7

France
10 18 14 42
8

South Korea
9 3 9 21
9

Italy
8 12 8 28
10

Australia
8 11 10 29
11

Netherlands
8 7 4 19
12

Hungary
8 3 4 15
13

Brazil
7 6 6 19
14

Spain
7 4 6 17
15

Kenya
6 6 1 13
16

Jamaica
6 3 2 11
17

Croatia
5 3 2 10
18

Cuba
5 2 4 11
19

New Zealand
4 9 5 18
20

Canada
4 3 15 22
21

Uzbekistan
4 2 7 13
22

Kazakhstan
3 5 9 17
23

Colombia
3 2 3 8
24

Switzerland
3 2 2 7
25

Iran
3 1 4 8
26

Greece
3 1 2 6
27

Argentina
3 1 0 4
28

Denmark
2 6 7 15
29

Sweden
2 6 3 11
30

South Africa
2 6 2 10
31

Ukraine
2 5 4 11
32

Serbia
2 4 2 8
33

Poland
2 3 6 11
34

North Korea
2 3 2 7
35

Belgium
2 2 2 6
35

Thailand
2 2 2 6
37

Slovakia
2 2 0 4
38

Georgia
2 1 4 7
39

Azerbaijan
1 7 10 18
40

Belarus
1 4 4 9
41

Turkey
1 3 4 8
42

Armenia
1 3 0 4
43

Czech Republic
1 2 7 10
44

Ethiopia
1 2 5 8
45

Slovenia
1 2 1 4
46

Indonesia
1 2 0 3
47

Romania
1 1 3 5
48

Bahrain
1 1 0 2
48

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
50

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
51

Bahamas
1 0 1 2
51

Côte d’Ivoire
1 0 1 2
51

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 1 2
54

Fiji
1 0 0 1
54

Jordan
1 0 0 1
54

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
54

Puerto Rico
1 0 0 1
54

Singapore
1 0 0 1
54

Tajikistan
1 0 0 1
60

Malaysia
0 4 1 5
61

Mexico
0 3 2 5
62

Algeria
0 2 0 2
62

Ireland
0 2 0 2
64

Lithuania
0 1 3 4
65

Bulgaria
0 1 2 3
65

Venezuela
0 1 2 3
67

India
0 1 1 2
67

Mongolia
0 1 1 2
69

Burundi
0 1 0 1
69

Grenada
0 1 0 1
69

Niger
0 1 0 1
69

Philippines
0 1 0 1
69

Qatar
0 1 0 1
74

Norway
0 0 4 4
75

Egypt
0 0 3 3
75

Tunisia
0 0 3 3
77

Israel
0 0 2 2
78

Austria
0 0 1 1
78

Dominican Republic
0 0 1 1
78

Estonia
0 0 1 1
78

Finland
0 0 1 1
78

Morocco
0 0 1 1
78

Moldova
0 0 1 1
78

Nigeria
0 0 1 1
78

Portugal
0 0 1 1
78

Trinidad & Tobago
0 0 1 1
78

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

Afghanistan
0 0 0 0

Albania
0 0 0 0

American Samoa
0 0 0 0

Andorra
0 0 0 0

Angola
0 0 0 0

Antigua & Barbuda
0 0 0 0

Aruba
0 0 0 0

Bangladesh
0 0 0 0

Barbados
0 0 0 0

Belize
0 0 0 0

Benin
0 0 0 0

Bermuda
0 0 0 0

Bhutan
0 0 0 0

Bolivia
0 0 0 0

Bosnia & Herzegovina
0 0 0 0

Botswana
0 0 0 0

British Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Brunei
0 0 0 0

Burkina Faso
0 0 0 0

Cambodia
0 0 0 0

Cameroon
0 0 0 0

Cape Verde
0 0 0 0

Cayman Islands
0 0 0 0

Central African Republic
0 0 0 0

Chad
0 0 0 0

Chile
0 0 0 0

Comoros
0 0 0 0

Congo
0 0 0 0

Cook Islands
0 0 0 0

Costa Rica
0 0 0 0

Cyprus
0 0 0 0

Djibouti
0 0 0 0

Dominica
0 0 0 0

DR Congo
0 0 0 0

Ecuador
0 0 0 0

El Salvador
0 0 0 0

Equatorial Guinea
0 0 0 0

Eritrea
0 0 0 0

FYR Macedonia
0 0 0 0

Gabon
0 0 0 0

Gambia
0 0 0 0

Ghana
0 0 0 0

Guam
0 0 0 0

Guatemala
0 0 0 0

Guinea
0 0 0 0

Guinea-Bissau
0 0 0 0

Guyana
0 0 0 0

Haiti
0 0 0 0

Honduras
0 0 0 0

Hong Kong, China
0 0 0 0

Iceland
0 0 0 0

Iraq
0 0 0 0

Kiribati
0 0 0 0

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 0 0

Laos
0 0 0 0

Latvia
0 0 0 0

Lebanon
0 0 0 0

Lesotho
0 0 0 0

Liberia
0 0 0 0

Libya
0 0 0 0

Liechtenstein
0 0 0 0

Luxembourg
0 0 0 0

Madagascar
0 0 0 0

Malawi
0 0 0 0

Maldives
0 0 0 0

Mali
0 0 0 0

Malta
0 0 0 0

Marshall Islands
0 0 0 0

Mauritania
0 0 0 0

Mauritius
0 0 0 0

Micronesia
0 0 0 0

Monaco
0 0 0 0

Montenegro
0 0 0 0

Mozambique
0 0 0 0

Myanmar
0 0 0 0

Namibia
0 0 0 0

Nauru
0 0 0 0

Nepal
0 0 0 0

Nicaragua
0 0 0 0

Oman
0 0 0 0

Pakistan
0 0 0 0

Palau
0 0 0 0

Palestine
0 0 0 0

Panama
0 0 0 0

Papua New Guinea
0 0 0 0

Paraguay
0 0 0 0

Peru
0 0 0 0

Refugee Olympic Athletes
0 0 0 0

Rwanda
0 0 0 0

Saint Kitts & Nevis
0 0 0 0

Saint Lucia
0 0 0 0

Samoa
0 0 0 0

San Marino
0 0 0 0

Sao Tome & Principe
0 0 0 0

Saudi Arabia
0 0 0 0

Senegal
0 0 0 0

Seychelles
0 0 0 0

Sierra Leone
0 0 0 0

Solomon Islands
0 0 0 0

Somalia
0 0 0 0

South Sudan
0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka
0 0 0 0

St Vincent & the Grenadines
0 0 0 0

Sudan
0 0 0 0

Suriname
0 0 0 0

Swaziland
0 0 0 0

Syria
0 0 0 0

Tanzania
0 0 0 0

Timor-Leste
0 0 0 0

Togo
0 0 0 0

Tonga
0 0 0 0

Turkmenistan
0 0 0 0

Tuvalu
0 0 0 0

Uganda
0 0 0 0

Uruguay
0 0 0 0

US Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Vanuatu
0 0 0 0

Yemen
0 0 0 0

Zambia
0 0 0 0

Zimbabwe
0 0 0 0

Day #16, the final day of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games has officially come to a perfect close. Check back soon for the Closing Ceremony Review. What a perfect Olympic Games this year’s Summer Olympic Games has been in Rio de Janeiro. We’ve done so much more and excelled much better and I am proud of Team GB. I love you Team GB! Thanks to every single one of you for sticking with me during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but I’ll be back very soon. Stay tuned for the Closing Ceremony Review, you don’t want to miss it!

Alex Smithson

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