In pictures: Rio's most memorable moments

Published: August 22, 2016
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete in the men's 100m semifinal. PHOTO: REUTERS

Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete in the men's 100m semifinal. PHOTO: REUTERS

Performers take part in the Opening Ceremony. PHOTO: REUTERS

A gymnast trains in the Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS

Samir Ait Said of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault. PHOTO: REUTERS

Denmark’s Anton Ipsen dives for the Men’s 1500m Freestyle heats during the swimming event. PHOTO: AFP

Andrea Baldini (ITA) of Italy competes with Gerek Meinhardt (USA) of USA. PHOTO: REUTERS

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei returns to Surinam’s Soren Opti during their men’s singles qualifying badminton match at the Rio centro stadium in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

Mathlynn Sasser of Marshall Islands celebrates during women’s 58kg weightlifting. PHOTO: REUTERS

An overview shows (From L) Lithuania’s centre Jonas Valanciunas, Nigeria’s power forward Ike Diogu and Lithuania’s power forward Paulius Jankunas eye a rebound during a Men’s round Group B basketball match between Lithuania and Nigeria at the Carioca Arena. PHOTO: AFP

Italy’s Alex Ranghieri serves the ball during the men’s beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Canada at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

Thailand’s Phannapa Harnsujin (L) competes against Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin during their women s taekwondo repechage bout in the -57kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. PHOTO: AFP

Joana Palacios (ARG) of Argentina competes. PHOTO: REUTERS

David Boudia (USA) and Steele Johnson (USA) of USA compete in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform. PHOTO: REUTERS

Netherland’s Kitty van Male (R) is hit on the face by Argentina’s Agustina Habif during the women’s quarterfinal field hockey Netherland vs Argentina match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. PHOTO: AFP

Shaunae Miller of Bahamas throws herself across the finish line to win the gold ahead of Allyson Felix of the U.S. in the women’s 400m final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Fabio Basile of Italy celebrates gold in the men’s 66kg judo final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Colombia’s Jhon Murillo competes in the Men’s Triple Jump final during the athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

China’s Cao Yuan competes in the Men’s 3m Springboard final during the diving event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

Australia’s Scott Keach riding Fedor falls during the Equestrian Jumping Inividual qualifications at the Olympic Equestrian Center during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Team Japan, competing in the Teams Free Routine final during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

Mexico’s Misael Uziel Rodriguez (red) fights Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev during the men’s middle 75kg semi-final 2 match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. PHOTO: AFP

Margarita Mamun (RUS) of Russia competes using the ribbon. PHOTO: REUTERS

The coach of Mandakhnaran Ganzorig (MGL) of Mongolia takes off his clothes as he protests after the match against Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB) of Uzbekistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Simone Biles of the US during the women’s team artistic gymnastics final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Blanka Vlasic of Croatia competes in the high jump. PHOTO: REUTERS

Neymar of Brazil celebrates with goalkeeper Weverton after they won the penalty shootout and the gold medal against Germany. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kohei Uchimura of Japan falls as he competes on the horizontal bar. PHOTO: REUTERS

A family watch fireworks of the closing ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic games over Maracana stadium from Manugeira community (favela) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: AFP

Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

Brazilian singer Roberta Sa performs during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

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