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10 legendary athletes who we bid goodbye to at the Rio Olympics

  • As the Rio Olympics 2016 come to an end, we take a look at legendary Olympians who will not be participating in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 07:51 IST

Venus Williams

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Gold medalists Serena Williams of the United States and Venus Williams of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Women
Venus Williams won 4 gold medals, 3 of which came with Serena in the Women’s doubles.

As Venus Williams approaches the twilight of her glittering tennis career, she will look back at Rio 2016 with a little regret. She crashed out of the Women’s doubles in Round 1 with sister, Serena, but managed to put in a strong showing in the Mixed doubles event where she took home a silver medal.

The elder Williams sister has enjoyed great success at the Games, collecting 4 gold medals – the Women’s doubles in Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008, and London 2012, as well as the Women’s singles in Sydney. She is one of the rare singles and doubles “double” winners in tennis and has been a real force in Olympic tennis for well over a decade.

The 36-year-old is well and truly on her last legs though and her silver in Rio is almost certainly her last showing at the Olympics.

Published 22 Aug 2016, 12:58 IST
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