Australia’s Jarryd Hughes has long been obsessed by going fast and is also, to date, the youngest ever boardercross athlete to reach world No.1. Having claimed silver at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the 23-year-old chats about his love for adrenaline-fuelled sports, his childhood on wheels and his plan to set the record straight at the 2019 World Championships.
Finnish schoolboy Toni Nieminen was just 16 years old when he arrived at these Games, but he already commanded global attention. The young ski jumper had dominated that season’s Four Hills competition, and already had a World Cup title to his name, so he was accustomed to success. And he seemed completely immune to the sort of nerves that often beset older, more experienced jumpers.
(L-R) Mariana Pajon of Colombia, Stefany Hernandez of Venezuela, Simone Christensen of Denmark and Manon Valentino of France compete during the Women's semi final 1 on day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic BMX Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Barbara Seixas de Freitas of Brazil attempts to play a shot during the Beach Volleyball Women's Gold medal match against Laura Ludwig of Germany and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany on day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Aisen Chen of the People's Republic of China competes during the Men's Diving 10m Platform final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Aron Szilagyi of Hungary (L) and Daryl Homer (R) of the United States of America compete during the men's individual sabre gold medal bout on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela plays a shot from a bunker on the 16th hole during the first round of men's golf on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Golf Course on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Teddy Riner of France competes against Hisayoshi Harasawa of Japan during the Men's +100kg Judo Gold Medal contest on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kazuhiro Goya of Japan dives to score a try during the Men's Rugby Sevens Bronze medal final match between Japan and South Africa on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.