Magical Moments that Happened at the Rio Olympics

Magical Moments that Happened at the Rio Olympics

In every Olympic Games, there are moments that make everyone stop and appreciate what just happened. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, that happened more than usual. Today, the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs, Texas is sharing a few of the magical moments that happened at the Rio Olympics.

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Puerto Rico’s First Ever Gold Medal

No one really knew who Monica Puig was before the Rio Games, but that didn’t stop her. She made a charge for the Olympic gold in women’s singles tennis and won! Not only was her win unexpected, but it was also the first time Puerto Rico ever won a gold medal!

Simone Biles Becomes a Legend

All eyes were on this 19-year-old gymnastic legend as she competed in her first ever Olympic Games. She didn’t disappoint, taking home five medals (four gold and one bronze). Her final medal count and overall performance made her one of the greatest athletes of her sport.

Michael Phelps Wins 6 More Medals

By the time the Rio Games had come around, Michael Phelps had already been a household name, but he took that one step further and solidified his place as the most successful Olympian of all time. He won six medals (five gold and one silver) in Rio, which brought his overall medal count to 28 medals (23 gold).

Usain Bolt Achieves Triple-Triple

While Phelps may be the most successful Olympian of all time, Usain Bolt of Jamaica is the second most with 9 gold medals. In Rio, Bolt completed an unprecedented triple-triple in which he won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at three consecutive Olympics.

The Olympics was a sight to be seen and every sport had at least one athlete that truly stood out! The master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs is all about living an active lifestyle and being at home with nature. To learn more about Caliterra in Dripping Springs, explore the Caliterra living website today.