Athletes savour the moment at Closing Ceremony
Olympians took to social media as the Closing Ceremony ended, many looking back on a spectacular two weeks of sport.
Australian diver Olympian Loudy Wiggins tweeted: “Dreams came true, hearts were broken. 2 weeks of sport where race, age or gender don't matter.”
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…”
“The end of a long long journey, pain, personal bests, tears,medals,” she tweeted before adding: “#rio2016 here we come”
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