Everyone had their eyes set on their television sets as the countdown started for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The games started with a big bang, with over 200 countries participating to win as many medals as possible for their country. Here is what happened and how:
The Opening Ceremony
The 16th Olympic Games were declared open on 5 August and marked the first ever Rio 2016 Olympic Games in South America, followed by grand performances and fireworks.
Pita Taukatofua and Gisele Bundchen
Tonga’s flag carrier and the Brazilian Beauty both took over the internet on the night of the opening ceremony.
Pakistan’s Flag Bearer
Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, one of the competing athletes, was graced with the honor to become the flag bearer for Pakistan.
The Olympic Cauldron was Lit
Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima ignited the Olympic cauldron.
Women’s 10M Rifle Shooting Event
Minhal Sohail made history by becoming the first Pakistani Woman Shooter in the Olympic Games, she ranked at 28 out of 51 in the qualifying rounds for 10M Rifle Shooting. America’s 19-year-old Virginia Trasher won the first 2016 Olympic Games gold.
Men’s 400m Freestyle
Haris Bandey of Pakistan secured rank 50 after coming last with 4:33.13 on the clock.
The Freak Incident
Samir Ait Said had a freak accident in which his leg snapped and the noise echoed throughout the stadium during the Olympic games.
The Olympic Proposal
Brazilian Rugby Player, Isadora Cerullo said Yes! When her girlfriend proposed to her during the medals ceremony Monday 8 August.
Cupping Star’s 19th Gold Medal
Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal at the 2016 Olympic games at Rio on 7 August, breaking three world records in the Men’s 4 x 100M Freestyle event.
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