Even doing this write up a few weeks after we watched these stunning races live, and I still get goose bumps. To see the greats live and in top form was once in a lifetime experience. The energy in the crowd, especially for the underdogs had me emotional each time I experienced it. This is the stuff that dream are made of, the culmination of a journey of genuine sacrifice, hard word, sweat, pain an grind, all paying off in a few seconds. And then that one moment of glory makes it all worthwhile!
Katinka Hosszu – The Iron Lady at her best
Katinka wins Gold and smashes the World Record in the Women’s 400m IM.
Wins Gold in the Men’s 400m Freestyle
Wins Gold in Men’s 400m Individual Medley
Breaks the Women’s 100m Butterfly Olympic Record in the Semi-finals and goes on to win gold and break the World Record in the Finals in a time of 55.48.
Breaks the Olympic Record in the Semi-Finals of the Womens 100m Freestyle.
If you have a lane, you have a chance! Dmitriy Balandin winning it from lane 8. Amazing, less than 1 second between 1st place and 8th place in 200m breaststroke.
Mireia Belmonte Garcia
The Spanish queen wins Gold in the 200m Butterfly.
Katie Ledecky breaks the Olympic Record in the heats of the Women’s 800m Freestyle.
Kyle Chalmers breaks the World Junior record in the Men’s 100m Freestyle heats. He the wins gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final and break the World Junior record again.
Gold medalist in the 50m freestyle. 0.02 splits between each of the positions from 1 to 5.
Gold in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle. So close to the World Record, under World Record up until the last 100 meters.
USA Women’s 4 X 100m Medley Relay
Gold for the USA Women’s 4 X 100m Medley Relay team.
USA Men’s 4 X 100m Medley Relay
Gold for the USA Men’ 4 X 100m Medley Relay team in an Olympic Record time. This is how the great Michael Phelps bows out in style. Michael Phelps ecstatic and emotional after winning his final Olympic Gold medal.