The Biggest Moments of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympics are always an amazing spectacle of athleticism and unity as the world’s greatest athletes come together to compete and represent their country. This Olympics had some big moments, even by Olympic standards. So today, DFW homebuilder CB JENI Homes is going to tell you about some of the biggest moments of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Simone Biles Makes a Name for Herself

While this 19-year-old gymnast had already made a name for herself before the Olympics, the Rio Games made Simone Biles a household name. This was her first Olympic Games, and she took home an unprecedented 5 medals (4 gold and 1 bronze). This has also solidified her spot as one of the best Olympic gymnasts of all time.  

Usain Bolt Completes the ‘Triple-Triple’

Winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at his third successive Olympics means that Usain Bolt of Jamaica has achieved the triple-triple. He is now the second most successful Olympian of all time with 9 gold medals. Only American swimmer Michael Phelps, who has 23 gold medals, is ahead of him.

Record Breaking Olympics

This Olympic Games has been one for the record books. There were 65 Olympic and 19 world records broken in Rio. Most notably was South African Wayde van Nierkerk beating the 17-year-old record for the 400m. He beat the time of 43.18 seconds, which was set by American Michael Johnson, with a time of 43.03 seconds.

Michael Phelps Wins 28 Overall Medals

It’s no secret that Michael Phelps is the most accomplished Olympian of all time, and he continued to prove that in Rio. Winning 6 more medals (5 gold and 1 silver) in Rio, Michael Phelps brought his overall Olympic medal count to 28 medals. He has truly solidified his place as an Olympic legend. 

CB JENI Homes loved watching the Summer Olympics and is excited for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Learn more about us as DFW homebuilders, and take a look at the CB JENI townhomes available in DFW Texas! Visit the CB JENI Homes website and find your dream home today.