2016 Rio. Olympic Summer Games

The 2016 Olympic Gold Medalists

History was made at the 2016 Rio Games. Monica Puig became the first athlete representing Puerto Rico ever to win an Olympic Gold Medal; the first Puerto Rican to medal at the Summer Games in 68-years. Meanwhile, Andy Murray won his second consecutive Olympic Gold medal, defeating an inspired Juan Martin Del Potro in the Gold Medal match. Still on the comeback from wrist surgery…as a wild card, Delpo upset World #1 Novak Djokovic in the 1st-Round and couldn’t stop winning. While Rafael Nadal fell in the Bronze Medal match to Kei Nishikori, he teamed with Marc Lopez to capture Doubles Gold. Team USA earned both Gold and Silver in Mixed Doubles; while Jack Sock made it two Olympic medals in Rio, backing up Mixed Gold with Bronze in Men’s Doubles. The Czech Republic fared well, winning Bronze in Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Men’s Singles
Gold: (GBR) Andy Murray [2]
Silver: (ARG) Juan Martin Del Potro (WC)
Bronze: (JPN) Kei Nishikori [4] (defeated Rafael Nadal)

Women’s Singles
Gold: (PUR) Monica Puig
Silver: (GER) Angelique Kerber [2]
Bronze: (CZE) Petra Kvitova [11] (defeated Madison Keys)

Men’s Doubles
Gold: (ESP) Marc Lopez / Rafal Nadal [6]
Silver: (ROU) Florin Mergea / Horia Tecau [5]
Bronze: (USA) Steve Johnson / Jack Sock

Women’s Doubles
Gold: (RUS) Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina [7]
Silver: (SUI) Timea Bacsinszky / Martina Hingis [5]
Bronze: (CZE) Lucie Safarova / Barbora Strycova

Mixed Doubles
Gold: (USA) Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Jack Sock
Silver: (USA) Venus Williams / Rajeev Ram
Bronze: (CZE) Lucie Hradecka / Radek Stepanek

Tournament Format: For both the men and women, it was the best of 3-sets, without a tie-break in the 3rd and deciding set. In the men’s singles final, however – it became the best of 5-sets, without a tie-break in the 5th and deciding set. Players and teams that fell in the Semifinals played an additional best of 3-sets match to determine the bronze medalist.