Usain Bolt of Jamaica become the first athlete to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, winning gold at the Rio Olympics with a speed in 9.81 seconds, fending off Orlando’s Justin Gatlin in a race on Aug. 14. It was Bolt’s seventh gold medal. (WALLY SKALIJ/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)
Allyson Felix, 30, has accepted her second-place win with class in the 400-meter race. The track and field star won a silver medal at the Olympics on Monday night after being edged out by Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas who did a dive to the finish line and won the gold. After the race, Felix, with seven Olympic medals, was the most decorated female athlete in U.S. track and field’s history.