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Five Extraordinary Performances in Rio

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The Rio Olympics 2016 has seen some splendid performances so far. We have listed five extraordinary performances from the events till now.

  1. Dipa Karmakar – Even though she finished fourth after Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland by a narrow margin, her performance at the Women’s Vault finals was extraordinary. Dipa’s average score was 15.066 and at present, she is one of the only five women in the world who can perform the Prudonova vault.

    2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Women's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/08/2016.   Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes on the floor exercise during the women's qualifications. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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  1. Michael Phelps – The most decorated Olympian of all time, it is needless to say why he is on this list. Holding a record in almost every field, this US athlete ended his career with 28 medals, 23 of them gold. Although he could not outshine his own performance in the Beijing Olympics, his career is legendary enough to rank him undefeated for a long time to come.
Rio de Janeiro - O nadador Michael Phelps, norte-americano recordista de medalhas olímpicas, 22, concede entrevista no Parque Olímpico dos Jogos Rio 2016 (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)
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  1. Joseph Schooling –The Singaporean swimmer earned his country’s first gold after beating Phelps in the 100m butterfly. His performance is a national, Asian and an Olympic record. He finished in a record 51.41 seconds while Phelps finished in 51.60 seconds. Ecstatic, the Olympian went on to get a tattoo, one just like his idol, Phelps.

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  1. Sakshi Malik – Sakshi Malik’s dramatic victory in the Women’s 58kg freestyle wrestling will remain in our memory for a long time. After losing the Quarterfinal to eventual finalist Koblova Zholobowa, she fought back against Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova from 0-5 to seal the deal in 8-5 in her favour. Though she had plenty of luck, the Haryanvi wrestler certainly beat the odds to bag India’s first medal at the Olympics, 2016.

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  1. Kidambi Srikanth – The 21 year old from Guntur played to the end in his match with defending champ Lin Dan. The nerve wrecking match which lasted an hour and four minutes saw an exhibition of world class talent on the arena. Initially, the match was lopsided as Srikanth struggled against his opponent. It was only in the second half of the middle game that he started giving Lin a run for his money. Mixing drops and adapting a versatility was his choice to rattle Lin in the game. Although he lost 6-12, 21-11, 18-21, his brilliant performance will be remembered.

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Arindam Goswami
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