Best Athletes of 2016 Olympics


The Top Ten

1 Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest person ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres more.

I am so sorry, but I just think he's immensely overrated.
And RichardSSG, I'm very disappointed you didn't include Mo "Mobot" Farah. That man is like a spider trying to climb out of a bathtub - tenacious beyond belief. He's such an inspiration. - Britgirl

2 Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals in three Olympiads.
3 Simone Biles

I love simone! She is such an inspiration. I can't wait for the world championships this year. She is going to KILL

( as u can tell, I'm a humongous fan of hers :) )

4 Allyson Felix

She has 9 Olympic medals she won her first world championship 200m title at 19 being the youngest champion in history and retained her title 2 years later Bolt who was around 20 or 21 only managed a silver his still the greatest of all time but his not the only impressive athlete out there

5 Ashton Eaton
6 Kerri Walsh Jennings Kerri Walsh Jennings Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings is an American professional beach volleyball player, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a one-time Olympic bronze medalist.
7 Aly Raisman
8 Missy Franklin
9 Ryan Lochte
10 Mo Farah

As I said, Mo is such an inspiration. He never gives up. Never quits. He just keeps going, just like the proverbial spider in the bathtub. - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 Monica Puig

She won gold, enough said

12 Jared Tallent

Aussie! - micahisthebest

13 Serena Williams Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002.

She lost in the third round

14 Jessica Ennis-Hill Jessica Ennis-Hill Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is a retired British track and field athlete from England, specializing in multi-event disciplines and 100 meter hurdles.
15 Tecavüzcü Coşkun
16 Katie Ledecky
17 Penny Oleksiak
18 Kyle Chalmers
19 Gabby Douglas Gabby Douglas

She came back from the London Olympics! I'm not sure if you guys have any idea of how hard gymnastics comebacks are, but think of it this way. A gymnasts body is honed into a perfect bullet for flipping and soaring through the air. But when a gymnast takes time off,say a break after the Olympics, she might grow a few inches and gain five or ten pounds, thus making it harder for them to fly through the air. She made a huge comeback. She's not perfect, but I think she is better now than she was in London. Also, she did this while dealing with criticism about her race, and her personality,etc from racists. Even though she didn't win any in London,other than team gold( which they totally killed at) I think she deserves to be on this list.

( sorry about the lecture. It's just that gabby is my favorite gymnast ever! I think she totally kicks butt out there! )

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