Rio Top Shots

Obrigado, Rio!

September 18 (above) — A dancer performs in the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games at the Maracanã Stadium. The Rio Games became the second most well-attended games ever, with almost 2 million tickets sold. (© AP Images)

Photo Finish

Three runners competing in stadium (© AP Images)

September 15 — Australia’s Scott Reardon (right), Britain’s Richard Whitehead (center) and Denmark’s Daniel Wagner cross the finish line in the 100-meter sprint within six-hundredths of a second of each other. Reardon won the gold medal. (© AP Images)

Aiming for perfect

Archer shooting arrow using his legs (© AP Images)

September 14 — American Matt Stutzman, who calls himself the “armless archer,” launches an arrow in the compound bow event of the Paralympics. Eliminated in the Round of 16, Stutzman holds a world record for the most accurate distance shot in archery, which includes able-bodied archers. (© AP Images)

Top flight

Man throwing javelin (© AP Images)

September 13 — Rinku Hooda competes in the javelin throw finals at the Paralympics. Hooda, 17, is India’s youngest Paralympic athlete. (© AP Images)

En garde!

Fencer in wheelchair twisting to avoid saber (© AP Images)
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September 12 — Ludovic Lemoine of France competes in men’s saber wheelchair fencing at the Paralympics. Although he fell in the quarterfinals, Lemoine will also compete in the team foil event. (© AP Images)

Across the line!

Woman in wheelchair race raising arm (© AP Images)
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September 11 — American Tatyana McFadden celebrates after winning gold in her class of the women’s 400-meter race. McFadden is competing in seven track events at the Rio Paralympics, from the 100-meter sprint to the marathon. (© AP Images)

Keep your eye on the ball

Overturned wheelchair and man on floor holding ball as another player looks on (© AP Images)September 8 — Nate Hinze of the United States (left) dives for the ball as Brazil’s Leandro de Miranda looks on during a preliminary wheelchair basketball game. The U.S. would go on to win, 75-38. (© AP Images)

Tech and a twirl open Rio Paralympics

Robot arm lifting amputee Amy Purdy in stadium (© AP Images)

September 7 At the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games, the crowd went wild when American snowboarder Amy Purdy performed a flashy samba routine … with a robot. (© AP Images)

Tchau, Rio!

Costumed performers in front of arch filled with light (© AP Images)

Sunday, August 21  Artists perform during the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics. (© AP Images)

One last look

Crowd surrounding and looking down at stage (© AP Images)Sunday, August 21  Spectators take in the closing ceremony at Rio’s Maracanã Stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics. (© AP Images)

Shining moments

People in costumes holding up arms and looking at sky (© AP Images)Sunday, August 21  Athletes from France and dancers watch the fireworks during the closing ceremony in Maracanã Stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. (© AP Images)

Going airborne

Four bicyclists in midair above grassy track near stadium (© AP Images)Thursday, August 18 — BMX cyclists take to the skies during the cycling quarterfinals. From right, Jefferson Milano of Venezuela, Luis Brethauer of Germany, Kyle Dodd of South Africa and David Graf of Switzerland. (© AP Images)

Sunlit flip

Silhouette of person diving off platform (© AP Images)Wednesday, August 17 — Mexico’s Paola Espinosa dives off the 10-meter platform in the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The final takes place on August 18. (© AP Images)

How far?

Underwater view of man swimming (© AP Images)Tuesday, August 16 — Jordan Wilimovsky of the United States competes in the men’s 10-kilometer marathon swim. He finished fifth. (© AP Images)

Full sail

A sailboat in the water (© AP Images)Monday, August 15 —  With teammate Paris Henken, sailor Helena Scutt of the United States cruises to the starting line in Rio’s Guanabara Bay. The event’s medal race takes place Thursday, August 18. (© AP Images)

Making strides

A man walks in a race (© AP Images) Friday, August 12 — Artur Brzozowski of Poland walks through the mist during the men’s 20-kilometer race walk final at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Wang Zhen of China won the race. (© AP Images)

Simone Biles: One of a kind

American gymnast Simone Biles performing (© AP Images)Thursday, August 11 — Simone Biles, seen here performing on the balance beam, won gold for the women’s gymnastics individual all-around final. The world’s top gymnast for the past three years has this to say about her legacy: “I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” (© AP Images)

Worth the weight!

Weights and weight lifter (© AP Images)Wednesday, August 10 — Leidy Yessenia Solís Arboleda of Colombia celebrates after a lift in the women’s 69-kilogram weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Solís placed fourth with a lift of 253 kilograms. (© AP Images)


Bike rider moving fast (© AP Images)

Tuesday, August 9 — A member of the Italian men’s track cycling team rounds the track during a training session inside the Rio Olympic Velodrome. (© AP Images)

Fencing in the spotlight

Two people fencing (© AP Images)Monday, August 8 — Anna Márton of Hungary (right) fences against Manon Brunet of France during the women’s saber individual fencing competition. Brunet defeated Márton, 15-12. (© AP Images)

To the hoop!

Men playing basketball (© AP Images)Monday, August 8  — The United States’ Kyrie Irving (10) drives to the basket against Venezuela’s Gregory Echenique during a men’s basketball game. The U.S. is favored to win gold. (© AP Images)

Reaching for gold

Three women swimming viewed from underwater (© AP Images)Sunday, August 7 — Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström, center, sets a new world record and wins gold in the women’s 100-meter butterfly at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rikako Ikee of Japan (right) and Emma McKeon of Australia (left) swim in the adjacent lanes. (© AP Images)

Welcome to Rio 2016!

Stadium at night with many bright lights and fireworks (© AP Images)

Saturday, August 6 — Fireworks burst over Maracanã Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5. (© AP Images)

Dive into the Olympics!

Man performing dive in front of Rio 2016 sign (© AP Images)

Friday, August 5 — Brazil’s Jackson Oliveira takes part in a training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (© AP Images)

With “Rio Top Shots,” ShareAmerica is featuring a photo a day from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Each day the previous Top Shot photo will move down the list. Keep your eyes on this page as the gallery grows!

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