From South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk shattering Michael Johnson’s seemingly untouchable 400m world record to the British Paralympian Sarah Storey’s record-smashing 3,000 pursuit, the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio didn’t disappoint in delivering inspiring athletic achievements.
Here are a few of our favourite records that you will find featured in the bonus content alongside exclusive images and fact tables.
Most Olympic medals won
American super-Olympian Michael Phelps added five gold medals to his impressive collection during the Rio Games and bettered his record for the most medals won overall – 28.
Most career goals in Olympic soccer
Brazilian forward Christiane scored a record 14th Olympic tournament goal in her team’s group stage win against Sweden.
Fastest 400 m
Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson’s 16-year-old world record in the 400 metres, coming in first with a blinding time of 43.03 seconds.
Javelin (men, F46)
Devendra Jhajharia from India won a gold medal with an incredible 63.97 metres throw.
3,000 pursuit (women, c5)
Brit Sarah Storey completed the track cycling race in a record time of 3:31.394.
Measuring 2.46 metres tall, sitting volleyball player Morteza Mehrzad Selakjani (Iran) became the tallest athlete ever to take part in a Paralympic Games.