2016 Olympics The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics  

Erik Barnes
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List Rules Vote up the Rio Olympians who you think have performed most remarkably at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have seen many broken records as athletes finally showcasing their talents after years of discipline and training or staging a big return to get the gold once again. Even the most amazing Rio Olympics athletes have fallen short of their goals, and sometimes Olympians just don't live up to the hype. Yet some athletes have reached new peaks in human achievement.

Whether it's the rise of gymnast Simon Biles, the crackshot dominance of Kim Rhodes, the superhuman speed of Usain Bolt, or Michael Phelps retiring as the most decorated Olympian of all time, the Rio Olympics has showcased a great number of astonishing athletes. As the games continue, there are potentially more astounding feats yet to come.

This list compiles the cream of the Olympic crop. It is up to you to decide which of these impressive 2016 Olympics athletes is the best among the best. Go, rank, and vote up the Olympians who have amazed you.

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Dafne Schippers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Sharon van Rouwendaal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Katie Ledecky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Usain Bolt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Kim Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Kim Rhodes

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Simone Biles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Jillion Potter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Jillion Potter

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Wayde van Niekerk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Wayde van Niekerk

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Lilly King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Lilly King

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Elaine Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Elaine Thompson

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24 29
Gabby Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Aly Raisman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Shaunae Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Shaunae Miller

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Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
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Mohamed Farah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Simone Manuel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Michelle Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Michelle Carter

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Ashton Eaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics

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Churandy Martina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
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Yusra Mardini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Impressive Athletes at the Rio Olympics
Yusra Mardini