The competition for the summer 2016 Olympic Games intensified as competitors came close in sports. Michael Phelps age 31 who has collected a total of 23 medals since the year 2000 has won a total of 23 golds, three silvers and two bronzes at the Olympics and is considered to be one of the most decorated Olympian of all time. Being the champion swimmer that he has become and beating the record year after year, Phelps won a five golds and a silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Furthermore, american swimmer Katie Ledecky took the lead and sprung a huge surprise as she claimed four golds and a silver at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. Including a historic 200m/400m/800m freestyle treble. Being the youngest athlete on team USA, Ledecky achieved her goal that she had set for herself back in September 2011.
Gymnast Simone Biles, age 19 was the most decorated female athlete at Rio 2016, winning five medals in total, four of them gold and her incredible performances made her an instant Olympic legend. She earned 15.800 points for her crowd-pleasing samba-inspired floor routine as the Americans took gold by a massive 8.209 points from Russia and China; later taking an all around gold as well!
In athletics, 30 year old Allyson Felix is She is also the most successful female track athlete in the history of the IAAF World Championships and the Olympic Games. Her individual silver and two relay golds in Rio took Felix to a total of nine Olympic medals since she started competing. Making her he most successful female track athlete in Olympic history.