If it feels devour an eternity ago as to when the 2016 Summer season Olympics had been, it makes sense — it was if reality be told five years ago that the Video games made their methodology down to Brazil (and it feels devour 2020 was if reality be told 10 years crammed into one).
So let’s lope back and forth help allllll the methodology to 2016 and revisit the Rio Olympics, wherein a bunch of stars won medals and entered themselves into the file books.
We’ll rob a gaze at where they had been then and where they’ve ended up now (spoiler alert: you’ll behold a handful of these names and faces in the upcoming Olympics!).
Then: The unparalleled gymnast made her Olympic debut and won four golds and a bronze.
Then: After successful two golds and a bronze in London, she returned to acquire with one gold in the team competition, plus two particular particular person silvers.
Now: She wrote a e-book called Fierce, she became an advocate for sexual abuse survivors and fought towards USA Gymnastics after the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal.
Then: He won his 12th Olympic medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, but his time in Rio might be remembered more for this. From USA TODAY Sports actions:
Four swimmers had been taking into account the incident after a night of partying following the halt of the Olympic swimming competition. Lochte’s mom, Ileana Lochte, told USA TODAY Sports actions the next morning that her son had been robbed. Fox Australia first reported the incident, which was every week-long info cycle that observed Lochte revise his legend of what came about and acknowledge he exaggerated some particulars. However he stood by his legend that he and his teammates had been detained at gunpoint and compelled to pay money so that they’ll lope away.
The particulars Lochte initially embellished — a few gun being cocked towards his forehead, as an illustration — drew the attention of Rio authorities, who met with the swimmers to rob statements and initiate their have investigation, which rapid morphed into Rio authorities alleging at a info conference that the swimmers had filed a unfounded police file. Authorities later stated that simplest Lochte and Jimmy Feigen had made unfounded statements to police, and the diversified two, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, had been conception to be witnesses.
Lochte and the diversified swimmers had been ready to lope away but he was suspended for 10 months by the IOC, the USOC and USA Swimming.
Now: He tried to qualify for Tokyo but fell quick.
Then: He won five golds and a silver in his final Olympics, making him the most decorated Olympian ever.
Now: He’s a psychological health advocate, and he’ll join NBC’s Olympics swimming coverage.
Then: He booted the gold medal-successful penalty for Brazil.
Now: He serene plays, starring for Paris Saint-Germain, but he won’t be on the Brazil roster this twelve months in Tokyo. Why? From NBC Sports actions:
Though Neymar indicated earlier than the Olympic postponement that he was willing to play on the Tokyo Video games, it was doubtful that he would be integrated on the team.
That’s on legend of his club, Paris Saint-Germain, would delight in desired to log out on it. And that Neymar is already taking half in for Brazil’s senior nationwide team in Copa The United States, which runs via July 10.
Then: He was the breakout superstar of the gap ceremonies because the flagbearer for Crew Tonga.
Now: He’s help!!