Performers take part in the closing ceremony.
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In the end, it was a tale of two Games.Try telling one of the 80,000 Brazilians crammed into the Maracana stadium, who roared deliriously as Neymar won Brazil football gold with a crisp last-kick penalty, that this Olympics was anything but a success.Or the residents of a notorious Rio slum who watched one of their own win Brazil's first gold, in the judo arena.Or try telling any one of the nine athletes who clinched their country's first Olympic golds, or Team GB who finished second in the medal table with their best performance in more than a century with golds across an unrivaled 15 sports.Some felt Rio failed to present the five-star experience tourists and visitors had enjoyed at London 2012, but the Games proved the city could deliver a spectacle against the odds.American gymnast Simone Biles was the breakout star of Rio, winning a record-equaling four golds for a female gymnast at a single Games. On the men's side, Kohei Uchimura lived up to his "Supermura" moniker by guiding Japan to team gold and then becoming the first gymnast in 44 years to win back-to back Olympic all-around titles.
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