16 striking images of the Rio Games

2016-08-24 20:18
Usain Bolt (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Rio Games are unfortunately done and dusted, and with it came long lasting memories that both spectators and athletes will never forget.

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We look at some of the world's best athletes during the Olympics captured by photographers at the Rio Olympic Games:

Fiji's Sevens team winning the country's first gold medal.

Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro losing her shoe in the women's 3 000m steeplechase.

Great Britain's Laurence Halsted in the men's individual foil

Russia's Vladimir Nikitin in the men's bantam 56kg

USA dominating the podium in the women's 100m hurdles

USA's Katie Ledecky swimming the competition away

Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy against Italy's Marta Menegatti in women's beach volleyball

First identical triplets to compete in a Olympic Games - the Luik sisters

South African Chad le Clos eyeing USA's Michael Phelps in the men's 200m butterfly

South Africa's Luvo Manyonga in the men's long jump

Canada's Andre de Grasse and Jamaica's Usain Bolt sharing a smile after crossing the finish line

USA's Simone Biles on the beam

New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin helping USA's Abbey D'Agostino during the women's 5 000m race

 Singapore's Joseph Schooling wins gold, while three of the world's best swimmers watch on

Bahama's Shaunae Miller taking a dive to win the women's 400m final

Jamaica's Usain Bolt flashing the perfect smile for the cameras while cruising to victory

All images: Getty

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