Rio 2016

20 African Athletes Who Made History at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

African athletes thrilled and inspired us during the Rio 2016 games. We look back at our 20 favorite moments of the summer Olympics.

It’s no exaggeration when we say that African athletes kicked ass in Rio—just see the Judo results. But African Olympians also took part in and won gold in all kinds of sports from running and fencing to swimming. In fact, we think Rio 2016 will be remembered for the incredible history-making performances by many of our favorite athletes

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Rio 2016

Ethiopian Runner Obliterates World Record at Rio 2016 Olympics

24-year-old distance runner representing Ethiopia, Almaz Ayana, just broke the 10,000m world record held since 1993 by more than 14 seconds.

Almaz Ayana, the 24-year-old distance runner representing Ethiopia, just broke the world record held since 1993 by more than 14 seconds.

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