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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.
Michael Phelps

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.
Wayde van Niekerk

Javelin (men, F46)

Devendra Jhajharia from India won a gold medal with an incredible 63.97 metres throw.
Devendra Jhajharia

3,000 pursuit (women, c5)

Brit Sarah Storey completed the track cycling race in a record time of 3:31.394.
Sarah Storey

Tallest Paralympian

Measuring 2.46 metres tall, sitting volleyball player Morteza Mehrzad Selakjani (Iran) became the tallest athlete ever to take part in a Paralympic Games.
Morteza Mehrzad Selakjani