Golf returned to the Olympics for the first time in over a century and, as far as the Australian contingent was concerned, it was well worth the wait.
Australia's three Rio Olympians will return home proud of their achievements in Brazil but uncertain about the immediate future with the exception of Danielle Prince.
They came to Rio with gold in their sights, but for the women’s water polo team that wasn’t to be after a loss in the quarter final.
Throughout the lead up to, and during, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, our Aussie athletes have been inundated with inspiring messages from audiences watching at home.
Olympic debutants Daniel Lewis, Jason Whateley and Shelley Watts have vowed to use their Rio experience to steer them to Commonwealth Games success with all three committing to the 2018 event on the Gold Coast.
Australia’s fifth place in the Olympic women’s basketball competition was clearly a disappointment to a squad that entered Rio with high medal hopes.
A broken wheel inside the opening minutes of the men’s cross country final has felled Daniel McConnell’s dreams of an Olympic top ten finish.