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Rio 2016 closing ceremony

Fireworks explode as dancers take the stage.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

 Simone Biles carries in the U.S. flag during Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

Lenine performs a song in tribute to Olympics volunteers as one pokes his head out from behind a large hand.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

 Carnival dancers circle the field during the closing minutes of the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Fireworks explode during the Rio 2016 closing ceremony.
Fireworks explode during the Rio 2016 closing ceremony.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

Volunteers gather for a group selfie as Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony winds down.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

Dancers, dressed in costumes inspired by Braziian flora species, dance in formation to emulate a garden designed by artist Roberto Burle Marx. 

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

Team Great Britain wear lighted sneakers at the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rio 2016 closing ceremony

 Confetti falls from above during the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Team USA

USA’s DeAndre Jordan, center, jumps into the arms of teammates after winning the gold medal against Serbia.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Carmelo Anthony

USA’s Carmelo Anthony takes pictures with the fans after his team won the gold medal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler

USA’s Kevin Durant, left, and Jimmy Butler celebrate after winning the gold medal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Team USA

Team USA steps up to the podium to receive their gold medals.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Gold Medal winners

USA basketball players celebrate their gold medal as Spain’s Pau Gasol looks on with his bronze medal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Team USA

Team USA celebrates the gold medal after defeating Serbia.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Bronze Medal Game

 Players from Spain celebrate the bronze medal over Australia.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kyle Snyder, Khetag Goziumov

USA’s Kyle Snyder battles Azerbaijan’s Khetag Goziumov in the 97 kg gold medal match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kyle Snyder

USA’s Kyle Snyder celebrates his gold medal over Azerbaijan’s Khetag Goziumov in the 97 kg match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Toghrul Asgarov

Azerbaijan’s Toghrul Asgarov squats in the hallway after losing in the 65 kg gold medal match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Claressa Shields, Nouchka Fontijn

 Claressa Shields, right, of the U.S. battles Nouchka Fontijn, of the Netherlands, in the Women’s Middleweight Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields celebrates after beating Nouchka Fontijn, of the Netherlands, in the Women’s Middleweight Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Carioca Arena 6

A mass of scaffolding supports the seats at Carioca Arena 6, the Rio 2016 Boxing venue.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Inika McPherson

USA’s Inika McPherson can’t clear the bar and finishes 10th in the high jump.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Centrowitz

USA’s Matthew Centrowitz celebrates while crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the 1500 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ruth Beitia

Spain’s Ruth Beitia celebrates her gold medal in the high jump.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mo Farah

Great Britain’s Mohamed Farah falls to the track winning the 5000 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brazil v. Germany

Brazil’s Rafael Alcantara jumps into the ecstatic crowd to celebrate a win over Germany.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Neymar

Brazilian teammates hug Neymar after he scored the deciding penalty kick goal to beat Germany.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rodrigo Caio, Lars Bender

 Rodrigo Caio of Brazil heads the ball over Germany’s Lars Bender during second half action in the Men’s Football Gold Medal Match.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Shakur Stevenson

United States’ boxer Shakur Stevenson covers his head in disappointment after losing a split decision to Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the Men’s Boxing Bantam Weight Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Serbia v. France

Basketball players from Serbia rush the court after defeating France for the bronze medal.  

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Elena Delle Donne, Laura Gil

USA’s basketball player Elena Delle Donne battles for a rebound with Spain’s Laura Gil in the gold medal match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Seimone Augustus, Laia Palau

USA’s Seimone Augustus gets a pass off in front of Spain’s Laia Palau in the gold medal match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Elena Delle Donne

USA’s basketball player Elena Delle Donne celebrates the gold medal with teammates as Spain’s Laura Nicholls looks away.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
USA women’s basketball

 The USA’s women’s basketball celebrates the gold medal after defeating Spain.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
400 meter relay

Tianna Bartoletta, English Gardner, Tori Bowie and Allyson Felix celebrate after winning the 400 meter realy at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt kisses the track one last time after winning gold in the 400 meter relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt crosses the finish line for the gold as USA’s Trayvon Bromell drops the baton in the 400 meter relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s 5000 meters

Runners in the 5000 meter final catch their breath at the end of the race at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jepkemoi Cheruiyot

Kenya’s Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot celebrates the gold medal in the 5000 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Almaz Ayana

Almaz Ayana carries the Ethiopian flag after winning bronze in the 5000 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Adam Krikorian, Mellissa Seidemann

U.S. coach Adam Krikorian consoles a crying Mellissa Seidemann after winning the gold medal against Italy in water polo at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday. Krikorian lost his brother during the Olympics.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Rachel Fattal, Kaleigh Gilchrist

USA’s Rachel Fattal, left, celebrates with Kaleigh Gilchrist after winning the Water Polo gold medal against Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Water Polo

The U.S. women’s water polo team erupts when scoring a goal against Italy and to win the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Water Polo

Fans cheer the U.S. women’s water polo team before the gold medal match against Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kami Craig, Federica Radicchi

U.S.A.'s Kami Craig battles Italy’s Federica Radicchi in the gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kyle Lowry, Ricky Rubio

U.S. guard Kyle Lowry is boxed in by Spain’s Ricky Rubio at a Men’s Basketball Semifinal at Carioca Arena.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sergio Scariolo

Spain coach Sergio Scariolo expresses his frustration with the referees during first half action against the U.S.A. in a Men’s Basketball Semifinal.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
DeAndre Jordan

U.S. center DeAndre Jordan cries out in frustration after fumbling the ball out of bounds during second half action against Spain in a Men’s Basketball Semifinal in Rio.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Paige McPhearson, Farida Azizova

USA’s Paige McPhearson, right, battles Azerbaijan’s Farida Azizova in the 67 kg taekwondo comeptition at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Natalia Gaudio

Natalia Gaudio of Brazil competes in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around qualifier at Rio Olympic Arena.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt kisses the track after winning the 200-meters dash. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt, Christophe Lemaitre

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt easily wins the 200 meters as France’s Christophe Lemaitre picks up the bronze. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ashton Eaton

USA’s Ashton Eaton competes in the pole vault as part of the decathlon.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ashton Eaton

USA’s Ashton Eaton celebrates while clearing the bar in the pole vault competition of the decathlon. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Decathlon

Exhausted decathletes including gold medal winner Ashton Eaton rest following end of decathlon.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Decathlon

Estonia’s Karl Robert Saluri jokingly gives chest compressions to Japan’s Akihiko Nakamura at the end of the decathlon.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dalilah Muhammed, Ashley Spencer

USA’s Dalilah Muhammed, right, celebrates her gold medal with bronze medalist Ashley Spencer after the 400 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Helen Maroulis

U.S. wrestler Helen Maroulis begins to celebrate just as she beat Japan’s Saori Yoshida for the gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53kg Final in Rio.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Helen Maroulis

U.S. wrestler Helen Maroulis battles Japan’s Saori Yoshida in the Rio 2016 Women’s Freestyle 53kg final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Helen Maroulis

U.S. Wrestler Helen Maroulis continues to celebrate moments after she beat Japan’s Saori Yoshida for the gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53kg Final in Rio.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Henna Katarina Johansson

Henna Katarina Johansson of Sweden screams out in desparation as she is pinned by Yekaterina Larionova of Kazakhstan during a Women’s Freestyle 63kg match.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Brittney Griner, Isabelle Yacoubou

Center Brittney Griner controls the ball against France center Isabelle Yacoubou during first quarter action at the Women’s Basketball semifinal in Rio.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s basketball

Sue Bird leads the cheers from the bench during the Women’s Basketball semifinal against France.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kerron Clement

USA’s Kerron Clement defeats Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte to win the 400-meter hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Allyson Felix, English Gardner

USA’s Allyson Felix, left, and English Gardner talks after dropping the baton during the hand off in round one of the 4 X 100 relay.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
English Gardner

USA’s English Gardner decides to finish the race despite dropping the baton with teammate Allyson Felix in round 1 of the 4 X 100 relay.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Decathlon

A sparse crowd watches the pole vault as part of the decathlon competition.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin, Nia Ali

United States’ (L-R) Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin and Nia Ali celebrate after sweeping the 110 hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Nia Ali

United States’ Nia Ali reacts after winning the silver medals in the Women’s 100 Hurdles event.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s 110 Hurdles Finals

United States’ Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali celebrate after the Amercian swept the medals  in the 110 hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brianna Rollins

America’s gold medal winner Brianna Rollins of the U.S. is hugged by silver mdealist Nia Ali after the 110 hurdles race.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin

USA’s Brianna Rollins hugs Kristi Castlin after finishing first and second in the 110 meter hurdles. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin, Nia Ali

Americans (L-R)  Kristi Castlin Brianna Rollins, and   Nia Ali celebrate after sweeping the 110 Hurdles

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
110 Women’s Hurdles Finals

United States’ Brianna Rollins, center, Kristi Castlin, left, and Nia Ali sweep the 110 hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt, Andre de Grasse

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt , right, toys with Canada’s Andre de Grasse in the 200 meter semifinal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Elaine Thompson

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson reacts to her time after winning the gold medal in the 200 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Tianna Bartoletta

United States’ Tianna Bartoletta wins the gold medal in the long jump.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Tianna Bartoletta

USA’s Tianna Bartoletta wins the gold in the long jump.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brianna Rollins

United States’ Brianna Rollins easily pulls away in a semifinal race in the 110 hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Decathlon

Bugs filled the air as a competitor in the decathlon prepares to make an attempt in the high jump.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Walsh Jennings poses for photographers as she greets friends and family in the stands after winning the Women’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Match with her partner April Ross.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross celebrate after scoring a third set point on their way to a win over Brazil in the Women’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Match.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Walsh Jennings sets the ball at the net as Brazil’s Talita Rocha watches during the third set of the Women’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Match.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Manu Ginobili, Carmelo Anthony

Argentina guard Manu Ginobili battles U.S.A’s forward Carmelo Anthony for a loose ball.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Claressa Shields, Laroslava Lakushina

Claressa Shields, right, battles Laroslava Lakushina of Russia in a Women’s MIddle Weight Quarterfinal. Shields of the USA, won the match by a unanimous decision and advanced to the semifinals.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross

Kerri Walsh Jennings, right, and April Ross console each other as Brazil celebrates a 2-0 win over the U.S. in a Women’s Beach Volleyball Semifinal.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
April Ross

April Ross makes a diving save, but she and Kerri Walsh Jennings lost to the Brazil team of Agatha and Barbara 0-2 in a Women’s Beach Volleyball Semifinal in Rio.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Simpson

USA’s Jennifer Simpson can’t hold back her emotions after winning the bronze medal in the 1500 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics Tuesday

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Erik Kynard

United States’ Erik Kynard misses his attempt in the high jump final. Kynard finished sixth.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Omar McLeod, Dimitri Bascou

Jamaica’s Omar McLeod clears the last hurdle to win the gold medal as France’s Dimitri Bascou trails in the 110 meter hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Omar McLeod, Dimitri Bascou, Pascal Martnot-Lagarde

Jamaica’s Omar McLeod celebrates the gold medal while beating France’s Dimitri Bascou, left, and Pascal Martnot-Lagarde in the 110 meter hurdles.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon

Kenya’s Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon falls down in celebration after capturing the gold medal in the 1500 meter race. America’s Jennifer Simpson, left, finished third to get the bronze.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon

Kenya’s Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 1500 meter race.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Simpson

United States’ Jennifer Simpson can’t hold back her emotions after winning the bronze medal in the 1500 meter race.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Aly Raisman, Simone Biles

Simone Biles is embraced by Aly Raisman after they placed first and second in the Individual Women’s Floor Exercise Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

United States’ Simone Biles waves to friends as she takes the Medals Podium to receive a Gold Medal for the Individual Women’s Floor Exercise.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Danell Leyva

United States gymnast Danell Leyva twists into a flip high over the bar as he delivers a silver medal performance in the Individual Men’s Horizontal Bar Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Epke Zonderland

Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands is out cold after missing the bar and falling face first while competing in the Individual Men’s Horizontal Bar Final. Zonderland eventually continued his routine. 

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gary Russell, Fazliddin Gaibnazarov

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan is hit by   American boxerGary Russell during the fourth round of a Men’s Light Welterweight Quarterfinal bout.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Michael John Conlan, Vladimir Nikitin

Irish Boxer Michael John Conlan is disgusted as his Russian opponent Vladimir Nikitin exults after he was declared winner in the Men’s Bantam Weight Quarterfinal bout.  

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Cenk Ildem

Turkey’s Cenk Ildem is taken down by his coach after winning the bronze medal in the Greco-Roman 98 kg wrestling match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Adham Ahmed Saleh Kahk, Hansu Ryu

Egypt’s Adham Ahmed Saleh Kahk gets into the face of Korea’s Hansu Ryu in the Greco-Roman 66 kg wrestling match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jhoanis Portilla

Cuba’s Jhoanis Portilla competes in round one of the 110 meter hurdles in the rain.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s 400 meter finals

Bahama’s Shaunae Miller dives for the finish line to win the gold medal in the 400 meters ahead of America’s Allyson Felix.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Shaunae Miller

Bahama’s Shaunae Miller dives for the finish line to win the gold medal in the 400 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s 400 meter finals

 USA’s Allyson Felix, second from right, watches the scoreboard to see who won the 400 meters. She picked up the silver rmedal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Thiago Braz da Silva
Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva reacts after clinching the gold medal in pole vault with an Olympic-record 19-7 1/4. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

 Simone Biles loses her balance during the Women’s Balance Beam competition, costing her a chance at a gold medal. Biles finished in third with a score of 14.733.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles, Aimee Boorman

 Simone Biles is embraced by her coach Aimee Boorman after a disappointing performance in the Balance Beam Finals.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lauren Hernandez

United States’ Lauren Hernandez is pleased with her performance in the Women’s Balance Beam Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
3000-meter steeplechase

Brunei’s Ruth Jebet, second from right, leads the pack including USA bronze medalist Emma Coburn, right, and silver medalist Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya in the 3000 meter steeplechase.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Anita Wlodarczyk

Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk sets a new world record in the hammer throw with a throw of 82.29 m.  She is the first woman in history to throw over 80 m.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jurt Couto

Mozambique’s Jurt Couto competes in the 400 meter hurdles during round one.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
10k Marathon Swimming Final

Swimmers enter the water near Fort Copacabana for the start of the Women’s 10k Marathon Swimming Final. 

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates with the crowd after wiining the 100 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates winning the 100 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
100 meter finals

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, second from left, beats from left, Canada’s Andre deGrasse, France’s Kimmy Vicaut and USA’s Justin Gatlin for the gold medal in the 100 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt strikes a pose after winning the 100 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lashwan Merritt

USA’s Lashawn Merritt wears the American flag after winning the bronze in the Men’s 400 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Wayde Van Niekerk

South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk (R) breaks the world record as he crosses the finish line of the Men’s 400 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Sofia Ennaoui

Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui falls after the finish line in the Women’ 1500 semifinal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Bralon Taplin

Grenada’s Bralon Taplin lies on the track after finishing 7th in the men’s 400 meters.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Andy Murray

Andy Murray of Great Britain fights back tears after beating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina to win the Gold Medal in the Men’s Singles Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gabrielle Douglas

United States’ Gabrielle Douglas competes in the Women’s Uneven Parallel Bars competition. Douglas finished a disappointing 7th, with a score of 15.066. 

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gregorio Paltrinieri, Gabriele Detti

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy is cradled by his teammate Gabriele Detti after winning the Men’s 1500m Freestyle, Detti finished second.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps celebrate with his teammates after winning the gold medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Mo Farah

Mo Farah celebrates as he capures the gold medal in the Men’s 10,000 meter final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mo Farah, Galen Rupp

Great Britian’s Mo Farah celebrates his gold medal as USA’s Galen Rupp catches his breath following the men’s 10,000 meter final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s 100 meter finals

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson wins the Women’s 100 meter as (L-R) teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, left, captures the bronze and USA’s Tori Bowie finishes second for the silver.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Tori Bowie, Elaine Thompson, Marie-Josee Ta Lou

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, center, beats USA’s Tori Bowie, left, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast in the 100 meter Women’s final

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jeff Henderson

USA’s Jeff Henderson celebrates after winning the gold medal in the long jump.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ibtihaj Muhammed, Dagmara Wozniak, Mariel Zagunas

USA’s Women’s Sabre fencing team embrace after beating Italy 45-30 for a Bronze Medal at the Carioca Arena 3. Left to right are, Ibtihaj Muhammed, Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunas.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s Kieren

 Hey Man. Get out of the way! Riders in the Women’s Kieren semifinal race at the Rio Olympic Velodrom, follow a pace scooter to start the race. 

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s Team Pursuit Finals

United States’s cyclists compete in the 400m Women’s Team Pursuit Final against Great Britain at the Rio Olympic Velodrome. L-R are Chloe Dygart, Kelly Catlin, Jennifer Valente and Sarah Hammer. Great Britain prevailed with a world record time of 4:10.236. 

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Gatlin

United States’ sprinter Justin Gatlin wins his heat in the 100 meters Saturday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
100 meters dash

Runners race down the track in a 100 meters heat. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
100 meters

Runners take off from the blocks in the men’s 100 meters preliminary round.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Andrius Gudzius

 Andrius Gudzius, of Lithuania, competes in the men’s discus throw.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Katie Ledecky

U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky is so far ahead of the pack, they seem to be coming while she is going well into the Women’s 800 meter freestyle, setting a world record.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Anthony Ervin

U.S. swimmer Anthony Ervin celebrates after winning the Men’s 50 meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Maya Dirado

U.S. Swimmer Maya Dirado exhults as she sees that she’s won the Women’s 200 meter backstroke at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Basketball

U.S. basketball player DeAndre Jordan (center) gets fouled by Serbia’s Vladimir Stimac as Demar DeRozen tries to grab the ball form Stefan Jovic in the preliminary round at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Basketball

U.S. basketball player Kevin Durant dunks over Serbia’s Nikola Kalinic in the preliminary round at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Diving

A competitor dives into the green pool during springboard diving preliminaries at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Almaz Ayana

Gold medal winner Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia checks the clock on the final lap in the women’s 10,000 meters final at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday. Ayana set a new world record

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Track

Runners concentrate in the starting blocks in the second heat of the preliminary rounds of the 100 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Carlos Baldares Jr., Jorge Alvarez

U.S. Boxer Carlos Zenon Baldares Jr. exchanges punches with Lazaro Jorge Alvarez of Cuba in a men’s Light (60g) quarterfinal match at Riocentro Pavilion. Alvarez won the match.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Hasanboy Dusmatov, Nico Hernandez

Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan lands a punch directly on the bloodied face of U.S. boxer Nico Miguel Hernandez in a Men’s Light Fly Semifinal at Riocentro Pavilion. Dusmatov won the match.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kim Rhode

Kim Rhode discards spent shotgun shells as she competes in the Women’s Skeet final at Olympic Shooting Park. Rhode took the Bronze, earning a medal in her sixth straight Olympic Games.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Manuel, Penny Oleksiak

Simone Manuel weeps as she is congratulated by Penny Oleksiak of Canada after tying for the Women’s 100m Freestyle Gold Medal.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin fights tears as she is consoled by teammate Maya Dirado after the Women’s 200m Backstroke Semifinal.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Murphy

United States'  Ryan Murphy competes in the Men’s 200m Backstroke enroute to his second gold medal.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

Simone Biles competes on the beam to win the gold medal in the Women’s all-Around Individual.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

United States’ Simone Biles competes on the beam while on her way to winning the gold medal in the Women’s all-Around Individual.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Aly Raisman

United States’ Aly Raisman cries as she finishes the floor exercise to win the silver medal in the Women’s all-Around Individual.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Aly Raisman

United States’ Aly Raisman competes on the beam to win the gold medal in the Women’s all-Around Individual.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman

United States’ gymnasts Simone Biles, left, and Aly Raisman hug after capturing first and second in the Women’s all-Around Individual.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman

United States’ Simone Biles, left, and Aly Raisman celebrate their gold and silver medal in the Women’s all-Around Individual.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ashleigh Johnson

United States’ goalie Ashleigh Johnson makes a save against China in Women’s water polo.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Allison Schmitt, Maya Dirado, Katie Ledecky

Allison Schmitt, Maya Dirado, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith, embrace after winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s 200 meter freestyle relay final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Allison Schmitt, Maya Dirado, Leah Smith, Katie Ledecky

Allison Schmitt, Maya Dirado and Leah Smith greet Katie Ledecky seconds after winning the Gold Medal in the women’s 200 meter freestyle relay final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps

U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps race side by side in the first leg of the men’s 200 meter individual medley semifinal at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin swims the second leg of the Women’s 4x200 meter freestyle relay prelim at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Christopher Brooks

United States’ Christopher Brooks competes on the rings in the Men’s Indivudual All-Around final. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Samuel Mikulak

United States’ Samuel Mikulak competes on the rings in the Men’s Indivudual All-Around final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kohei Uchimura

Japan’s Kohei Uchimura celebrates after capturing the gold medal in the Men’s Indivudual All-Around final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Christopher Brooks

United States’ Christopher Brooks prepares to compete on the high bar in the Men’s Indivudual All-Around final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Christopher Brooks

United States’ Christopher Brooks competes on the parallel bars in the Men’s Indivudual All-Around final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Christopher Brooks

United States’ Christopher Brooks competes on the high bar in the Men’s Individual All-Around final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Christopher Brooks

United States’ Christopher Brooks reaches for the rings during the Men’s Indivudual All-Around final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Daryl Homer

 American fencer Daryl Homer turns away in frustration after losing a point to Aron Szilagyi of Hungary.  Szilagyi took the Gold Medal with a 15-8 win the Men’s Sabre Individual Final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Yongshi Liu

Yongshi Liu of China celebrates after beating American Lee Kiefer 15-9 in the Women’s Foil Individual preliminaries.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps swims to another gold medal in the men’s 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Phelps

 Michael Phelps gestures while celebrating a Gold Medal effort in the Men’s 200m Butterfly.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Katie Ledecky

 Katie Ledecky is all smiles after winning the Women’s 200m Freestyle.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

USA’S gymnast Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise during the team finals.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lauren Hernandez

USA’s Lauren Hernandez gets a hug after competing on the beam during the team finals.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Artistic Gymnastics

Members of the U.S. gymnastic team celebrate after capturing the gold medal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise during the team finals.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles

Gymnast Simone Biles celebrates after the Americans captured the gold medal in Artistic Gymnastics.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lauren Hernandez

USA’s gymnast Lauren Hernandez competes on the beam during the team finals.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Artistic Gymnastics

Members of the USA’s gymnastic team, from left, Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez, Simone Biles and Gabrielle Douglas celebrate their gold medal.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas

USA’s gymnasts Alexandra Raisman, left, and Gabrielle Douglas shoot a video after winning a gold medal in the team finals.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Rosaria Aiello

Brazil’s Izabella Chiappini gets a hand to the face of Italy’s Rosaria Aiello during a water polo match.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ashleigh Johnson

U.S. goalie Ashleigh Johnson makes a save agianst Spain in a women’s water polo match at the Rio 2016 Olympics Tuesday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Water Polo

Members of the U.S. water polo team jump into the pool before a game with Spain.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Rosaline Filion, Meaghan Benefeito


Canadian divers Rosaline Filion, foreground and Meaghan Benfeito compete in the Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform Diving final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Emily Cozad, Jessica Paratto

American divers Emily Cozad, left, and Jessica Parratto, spin into a dive during the Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform Diving final.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Carlos Balderas Jr, Daisuke Narimatsu

Carlos Balderas Jr. is declared a winner by unanimous decision over Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a Men’s Light (60kg) prelim.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Boxing

A fan celebrates in between rounds as American boxer Carlos Balderas Jr. fights Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a Men’s Light (60kg) prelim.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Carlos Balderas Jr., Daisuke Narimatsu

USA boxer Carlos Balderas Jr. connects with a punch during first round action against Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Carlos Balderas Jr.

USA boxer Carlos Balderas Jr. enters the arena with his team before a bout against Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lilly King, Yuliai Efimova

U.S.A. swimmers Lilly King, left, celebrates a Gold Medal performance in front of Yuliai Efimova in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lilly King

USA’S Lilly King celebrates after capturing the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Katie Melli, Lilly King, Yulia Efimova

 Women’s 100m Breaststroke winners, Katie Meili (Bronze), left, Lilly King (Gold) and Yulia Efimova of Russia parade in front of photographers after the medal ceremony.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Murphy

 Ryan Murphy makes a big splash after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 100m Backstroke.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Samuel Mikulak

USA’s Samuel Mikulak reacts after a vault by a teamate during the men’s team final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Danell Leyva

A dejected USA’s Danell Leyva sits on the mat  after falling on the horizontal bar during the men’s team final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Samuel Mikulak

USA’s Samuel Mikulak competes on the floor exercise in front of the judges during the men’s team final.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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