Rio 2016: a shower of records for athletics!
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are already part of history: more than 11,000 athletes took part in the largest sporting event in the world.
As for the athletic competitions here are a few interesting facts: 2,283 athletes competed from August 12 to 18; 3 World Records were broken during the Games, 8 Olympic Records and 10 Area Records, not to mention the 99 National Records broken during the days dedicated to athletics.
- 10,000 m (W) Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) | World and Olympic record with 29:17:45
- 400 meters (M) Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) | World and Olympic record with 43.03s
MONDO: ALWAYS ON ATHLETES 'SIDE