If the Rio Olympics did anything to provide entertainment across the world, the credit goes to the United States of America.
Going into the tournament, people expected U.S. being a force against any country. But no one in their dreams while looking at these Olympics thought they would dominate this easily. A medal count of 121, 46 of them being gold, shows their focus on sports.
From Michael Phelps securing his place as the greatest Olympian of all-time to Simone Biles being a sensational gymnast and Carmelo Anthony winning a third gold medal, these memories will last for a lifetime. Each U.S. Olympic athlete did their best to win, even those that won bronze like Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross. Aly Raisman of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team rebound from 2012 winning gold and two silver medals.
The track teams, which some don’t pay attention to, are as dominate as the other athletes. Even though Usain Bolt won multiple gold medals and still perfect in his Olympic career, track stars such as Brianna Rollins and Kerron Clement still dominated. Can’t take way their tenacity, work ethic and will to lay it out on the track. Modern day athletes should take notes of how much work it takes to be the best.
As they prepare themselves for the 2020 Tokyo games, expect U.S. to take a slight step back. Phelps, Melo and Jennings not coming back. However, rising stars are in the making and certainly can’t take away what they do next.