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In the news: Rio Olympics 2016

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Michael Phelps has __1__ the most medals in the Olympics than anyone else in history, with a total of 28 medals, 23 of which are gold. He is planning to retire after Rio 2016, where he was beaten by Joseph Schooling from Singapore, who used to idolise Phelps as a child.

American swimmer Katie Ledecky set two new __2__ records during the games and won four gold medals overall.

Another world-record holder, the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, won gold medals in the 100 metre, 200 metre, and the 4 x 100 metre relay event. He also plans to __3__ after the 2016 Olympics, giving him a 100% win record in finals.

One heart-warming moment occurred when New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin and American Abbey D’Agostino fell to the ground together during the 5,000 metre event. Instead of continuing the race as __4__, D’Agostino went to help her rival stand up, despite having an injured ankle herself. The women attempted to finish the race as the last runners remaining, but were able to qualify for the final round because of the exceptional circumstance.

This year’s games were full of excitement, drama, and camaraderie between nations. The next Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020, and the next Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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