Day 16: Highlights From the Rio Olympics

On the final day of the Rio Olympics, Aug 21, men run it out in the marathon, U.S. takes on Serbia in men’s basketball, Claressa Shields goes for gold in boxing and the Carnival-themed closing ceremony caps off roughly two weeks of peak athletic performance with gymnast Simone Biles as the flag bearer for the U.S.

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USA's forward Carmelo Anthony (right) embraces USA's guard Kyrie Irving after USA defeated Serbia during a Men's Gold medal basketball match between Serbia and USA at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Nino Schurter of Switzerland rides during the Men's Cross-Country on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mountain Bike Centre on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Claressa Shields of USA, right, in action against Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands during their Women's Boxing Middleweight Final bout at Riocentro Pavillion 6 Arena during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Sergio Dutra Santos of Brazil celebrates after winning the Men's Gold Medal Match between Italy and Brazil on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanazinho on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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USA's centre DeMarcus Cousins (left) covers Serbia's shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during a Men's Gold medal basketball match between Serbia and USA at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig's coach reacts after the judges announced that Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov won folling a video replay in their men's 65kg freestyle bronze medal match on Aug. 21, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro.
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Abraham Niyonkuru of Burundi leads the pack during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Kyle Frederick Snyder (red) of the United States competes against Khetag Goziumov (blue) of Azerbaijan during the Men's Freestyle 97kg Gold medal match on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Matthew Anderson #1 and Taylor Sander #3 of United States celebrate during the Men's Bronze Medal Match between United States and Russia on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanazinho on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Puerto Rico's Franklin Gomez competes against Bulgaria's Borislav Stefanov Novachkov, blue, during the men's 65-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 21, 2016.
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Court officials clean the surface during the Men's Bronze Medal Match between United States and Russia on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanazinho on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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France's Tony Victor James Yoka (left) fights against Great Britain's Joe Joyce (right) during the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Final Bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. France's Tony Victor James Yoka won the match.
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A wet sepctator shows support during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Konstantin Bakun #12 and Artem Volvich #14 of Russia celebrates during the Men's Bronze Medal Match between United States and Russia on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanazinho on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Athletes start the race during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo on Aug. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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