Rio Olympics Games 2016: Closing Ceremony Highlights Hd Video Performance Pics : The journey of Olympics in Rio De Janerio started on 5th of August has been finished yesterday and we are here to give you the highlights of the closing day if you miss anything then just read further to catch all the action. The battle for Olympic medals will take place in 32 venues in Rio de Janeiro, plus five football co-host cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo.
The battle of Olympic games among the different countries took place in 32 venues in Rio de Janeiro and five football co-host cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo.
The closing ceremony was more colorful than the previous one and the spectacular view of the ceremony was just like a spellbound. The ceremony lasting for three hours witnessed all the countries altogether under the roof. Among the fascinating showcases, Tokyo’s vibrant carnival parade is one of the most impressive views.
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said,
“These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city,”
He further added
“Over the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world, in difficult times for all of us, with its irresistible joy for life.”
Bach formally finished the battle, after a span of 16 days of the games that witnessed the participation of 11,303 athletes from 206 nations, a refugee team and numerous audience across the world.
When Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe joined the stadium donned as extremely popular computer game’s character Super Mario, the moment was captured as one of the cherished moment of the event.
The caption of Women’s hockey team- Kate Richardson-Walsh hoisted the flag of Great Britain. This team is the one that finished the Olympics Journey with 67 medals and reached the top for their highest tally at an overseas Olympics.
Earlier, Joe Joyce – Super-heavyweight boxer had won Britain’s final of Rio 2016 – a silver medal for finishing second in the medal table to the United States, following China.
Tokyo’s is the Next Venue
At the end of the closing, a tree grew from the ground to symbolize the rebirth of the games. This was the way that symbolizes handover of the Olympic flag to Tokyo. Rio mayor Eduardo Paes handed it to IOC president Bach, instead to pass it to Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike.
The next event of Olympics will take place in Tokyo in 2020.
A 12-minute showcase of Tokyo set the stadium on the fire which included Prime Minister Abe’s star turn.
The end of an era
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt calls for the quit to the Olympics by winning a ‘triple triple’.
The 30-year-old man, Jamaican who won his 7th, 8th and 9th gold medals by for the race of 100m, 200m and 4x100m in the third Games in succession.
US swimmer Michael Phelps, though this year’s event took her tally to 28 medals from five by grabbing six in Rio – out of which five were golds.
Next in lane…
South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk, 24, gave one of the spectacular performances of the medal battle as he took the place by replacing Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old – 400m record.
US gymnast Simone Biles, the 19-year-old – As for this event the girl becomes one of the faces of Rio 2016 making her way shiny with four gold medals.
Watch the Sneak Peak of the event in the pictures:-
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart enjoying the ceremony
Fireworks over the Maracana as Rio farewell