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Athletes savour the moment at Closing Ceremony

Athletes savour the moment at Closing Ceremony
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Olympians took to social media as the Closing Ceremony ended, many looking back on a spectacular two weeks of sport.

As Rio de Janeiro receiving the Olympic flag, athletes discussed what London 2012 had meant to them.

Australian diver Olympian Loudy Wiggins tweeted: “Dreams came true, hearts were broken. 2 weeks of sport where race, age or gender don't matter.”

Having competed in four Olympic Games, Wiggins added: “Shame it's only once every 4 years! #equality

In a similar spirit, British rower Zac Purchase joked: “I want to do an olympics every day!!

The silver medalist also posted a panoramic photo of the Stadium from the athletes area, adding: “Thank you everyone for making it so special for us athletes!!

Former Indonesian swimmer and three-time Olympian Richard Sam Bera, watching the athlete procession from the stands, recalled with some emotion: “I used to be down there…

Great Britain’s Kelly Holmes, a double gold medalist from Athens, echoed his sentiments, describing the Closing Ceremony as “amazing” and “emotional”.

The end of a long long journey, pain, personal bests, tears,medals,” she tweeted before adding: “#rio2016 here we come

The Games may be over, but you can follow your favourite Olympians on the Official Athletes’ Hub. Check it out!

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