Six Top Memories from Rio Olympics 2016

Rio olympics 2016 amazing facts

Top Six Memories from Rio Olympics 2016

FILE - This is a Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 file photo of Yusra Mardini from Syria poses during a training session in Berlin, Germany. They’ve fled war and violence in the Middle East and Africa. They’ve crossed treacherous seas in small dinghies and lived in dusty refugee camps.They include a teenage swimmer Yusra Mardini from Syria, long-distance runners from South Sudan and judo and taekwondo competitors from Congo, Iran and Iraq. They are striving to achieve a common goal: To compete in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Not for their home countries, but as part of the first ever team of refugee athletes.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

1. Yusra Mardini (Syrian Refugee Swimmer) 

Yusra Mardini is a Syrian swimmer currently living in Berlin, Germany. She is a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team, competing under the Olympic flag at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  Mardini is a Christian from Damascus. Civil unrest in Syria caused the Mardini sisters to flee. She with her sister helped swim the boat carrying 20 people across the sea to Lesbos. At the crossing of Turkey, the boat’s motor failed. This is one of the main Rio Olympics 2016 amazing facts.

 

Egyptian and German beach volleyball players highlight the massive cultural divide between Western and Islamic women’s teams. Egyptian players clad in Hijab and German players in the bikini. An iconic Rio Olympics 2016 amazing facts.

 

3. North and South Korean Gymnasts Selfie

Lee Eun-Ju is from South Korea and her competitor, Hong Un Jong is from North Korea. They came together for a selfie. At the moment there is an uneasy political relationship between their nations. Among the Rio Olympics 2016 amazing facts, this fact is quite thrilling.

 

4. Gaurika Singh Nepalese Swimmer 

Gaurika Singh is a Nepalese swimmer.13 years old youngest Athlete at Rio Olympics 2016. The youngest athlete is from Nepal.. wow!! Rio Olympics 2016 amazing facts worthy fact.

 

5. China’s most adorable player Fu Yuanhui

The 20-year-old is a swimmer Fu Yuanhui for the Chinese women’s team who placed third in the semi-finals of the 100m backstroke on Day 2 of the Olympics. She was thinking she had placed fourth. Rio Olympics 2016 amazing facts number 5.

 

 

6. 22 gold medals in a bag

The American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time. Michael has a total of 22 Gold medals. He has won 4 gold medals at Rio Olympics 2016. Wow!! Such a feat!! One of the most amazing Rio Olympics 2016 amazing fact!! 🙂

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