Gymnasts from the United States, Russia, and Germany competed at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Here’s a look at some of the gymnastics celebrities who won medals.
Katie Ledecky The American gymnast became the first gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal in her age group after becoming the first U.S. gymnast in the history of the Games to medal in the individual event, as well as the first American female gymnast ever to do so.
Ledeckery took gold in the vault at the final event, which saw her score the first ever gymnastics gold in women’s vault competition at the Games.
She became the second American gymnath to win the individual vault gold medal at the Olympics.
Ledacky also became the fifth gymnast since the Games began in 1972 to earn a gold medal for her age.
Ledesky is the only American woman to ever earn a medal in gymnastics for her weight class, and her silver medal is her third Olympic gold in weight classes, following silver and bronze in 2016.
Lera is the third American female to ever win an individual medal in weightlifting at the Olympic Games, following American women’s champion Katie Lodecky in 2008 and American women Olympic gymnast Amy Farah in 2016 (both of which Ledecki won).
Ledecks mother, Carol, is a former Olympic champion in weight lifting, and Ledecko has said that her mother has helped her train since she was a little girl.
Lelacky has also said that the only reason she was able to compete at the 2018 Olympics was due to a combination of her family’s financial struggles and a supportive family.
Megan Rapinoe The USA gymnast is the first athlete from the U.K. to win two medals at an Olympic Games.
Rapinoes performance earned her an Olympic silver medal in singles and a bronze medal in team events.
Rapioe was one of five women who were able to participate in all five of the events in Rio, including four in the women’s team.
Rapinaoe became the seventh American female Olympian to reach the semifinals of a major event.
Rapinioes success is the most recent to come from the USA, as Ledeeky became the fourth U.N. gymnastics representative to win a medal.
Rapinis accomplishments include the highest score ever for a single event by a U.F.C. medalist in a medal, the highest ever by a United States gymnast, and the most points by a USA gymnastics gymnast.
Rapino is the fourth American woman in history to win four Olympic gold medals in a weight class.
Gabby Douglas The American Olympic swimmer was the first to win gold in a men’s individual competition at a Summer Olympics.
Douglas won the 200-meter freestyle title in the 100-meter butterfly, the 200m backstroke, the long jump, the 100m butterfly, and also won the 400-meter breaststroke.
Douglas has been the American record holder in both the 200 and 400 freestyle since the 2010 Games.
Jessica Ennis Douglas became the third U.T. athlete to win three medals at a World Championships.
Ennis was one the five American gymnasts to win medals at each of the last four World Championships, as the three American women who took gold at the 2014 Summer Games, Simone Biles, Gabby Brooks, and Jessica Enns, each earned medals.
Lauren Graham Graham became the youngest American swimmer ever to win Olympic gold.
She took the silver medal at a women’s 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Championships and the bronze medal at her age-group debut at the World Championships in 2016, winning silver in the 200 breaststroke and bronze medals in the 400 breaststroke, 100m back and 200m butterfly.
Graham is the second U.M. gymnastic gymnast and the third woman to win multiple Olympic medals.
Katie Murphy Murphy became the oldest gymnast of any medal-winning age group at the Rio Olympics.
Murphy, who was born on Aug. 18, 1984, won the bronze in the team event in the men’s 100-metre freestyle event and the gold in individual medley.
Murphy was born in California and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in sports management.
Jodie Evans The U.C.-Wilmington product is the youngest gymnast who ever won an Olympic medal.
Evans became the 13th American woman ever to earn an Olympic finalist medal.
Abby Johnson Johnson became the ninth U.P. gymnasts gymnast on the U-17 women’s gymnastics team to win individual medals.
Johnson won the silver in her first Olympics appearance at the U20 World Championships at the