Top 5 Athletes Saying ‘Goodbye’ at the 2016 Summer Olympics
The Olympics are filled with passionate stories every time and for those competitors saying farewell to the well-known fields, the feeling is even more emotional. The Rio Olympics will see a large group of amazing talents performing to guarantee they sparkle at their last performance on the Olympic stage.
The following are the top 5 athletes for whom Rio Olympics is likely to be the final one.
The Jamaican star will be going for an exceptional ‘triple’ in Rio Games, where he will try to defend his 100m, 200m 4x100m championships from his amazing performance at the Beijing and then at the London Games. If Bolt is able to do so, he will definitely be considered the best track athlete in the history of Olympics. Bolt was reported saying he has plans on retiring in 2017 after the Rio Games.
The American tennis icon is second on the most grand slam titles list ahead of Martina Navratilova and just behind Steffi Graf with 19 titles. In the Olympics world of tennis, she is at the very top with 4 gold medals. She is looking forward to defending her title in the 2016 Summer Olympics which might be the last one for the star.
The British cyclist with 4 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze already in his pocket is planning to return to the Games in Rio. The 34 year old is looking forward to winning his 8th Olympic medal this year.
The Russian pole vaulter returned to training for the 2016 Olympics after giving birth to a baby back in 2014. The 34 year old, two time Olympic Gold medalist is also looking forward to get to the top of the podium once again this year.
The Australian women basketball star with 3 silver and 2 bronze medals has already announced that the Summer Olympics Rio will be the last one for her. The 33 year old wishes to perform in the Games and retire afterwards.