Olympics has always been known as the major sporting spectacle on the earth, and the quadrennial event in Rio has also come to an end with a brilliant closing ceremony. The Rio Olympics entertained viewers all around the world, and there were some huge memories, which has been etched in the minds of the sports lovers, while there was some despair, as usual, for some athletes in the competition.
What makes Olympics an extra special event is the inclusion of a number of sports in the competition. Hence, the competition is never short of entertainment.
With a number of world-class athletes featuring in the competition, it was always going to be a special one as some of the medal contenders shining in Rio like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, winning gold medals as expected.
Besides the gold medal winning performances from top sportspersons, some athletes stunned with their astounding world record feats at the grandest stage of all.
Some of the major world records, which bagged headlines were Wayde Van Niekerk in the men's 400m with a timing of 43.03 and Great Britain's swimmer Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke, who broke his own record with a timing of 57.13 in the finals.
Sports like swimming, athletics and weightlifting witnessed some major world records being shattered in Rio.
Here is a look at all the new world records created in Rio Olympics 2016
|Event||Athlete||Country||New World Record|
|Men's 400m ( Athletics)||Wayde van Niekerk||South Africa||43.03s|
|Women's 10,000 metres ( Athletics)||Almaz Ayana||Ethiopia||29:17.45s|
|Women's hammer throw ( Athletics)||Anita Włodarczyk||Poland||82.29m|
|Men's 100m breaststroke (Swimming)||Adam Peaty||Great Britain||57.13s|
|Men's 4×100m medley relay (in backstroke, Swimming)||Ryan Murphy||United States||51.85s|
|Women's 400 metre individual medley (Swimming)||Katinka Hosszu||Hungary||4:26.36|
|Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay (Swimming)||Australia||3:30.65|
|Women's 100 metre butterfly (Swimming)||Sarah Sjostrom||Sweden||55.48|
|Women's 400 metre freestyle (Swimming)||Katie Ledecky||USA||3:56.46|
|Women's 800 metre freestyle (Swimming)||Katie Ledecky||USA||8.04.79|
|Men's 56kg (total - Weightlifting)||Long Qingquan||China||307kg|
|Men's 77kg (ckean and jerk - Weightlifting)||Nijat Rahimov||Kazakhstan||214 kg|
|Men's 85kg (total - Weightlifting)||Kianoush Rostami||Iran||396kg|
|Men's +105 kg (snatch - Weightlifting)||Behdad Salimi||Iran||216kg|
|Men's +105 kg (total - Weightlifting)||Lasha Talakhadze||Georgia||473 kg|
|Women's 63kg (total - Weightlifting)||Deng Wei||China||262kg|
|Men's Team Pursuit ( Cycling- track)||Great Britain||3:50.265|
|Women's Team Sprint (Cycling- track)||China||31.928|
|Women's Team Pursuit (Cycling- track)||Great Britain||4:10.236|
|Archery (Men's Individual)||Kim Woo-jin||South Korea||700 points|