Golden moments from Rio 2016

Relive the highlights from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where Sergiu Toma became the UAE’s second-ever Olympic medallist

Twelve years after His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hasher Al Maktoum fired his way into the record books when he became the first UAE athlete to win Olympic gold, Sergiu Toma made his own piece of history on the judo mat at Rio 2016, claiming bronze in the -81kg division.


That was just one of many highlights for the UAE, who sent a delegation of 13 athletes to compete in six different sports. In a Games that will be remembered for stunning sporting performances, such as Usain Bolt’s ‘triple triple’ and the acrobatic brilliance of Simone Biles, Indian badminton player PV Sindhu won a stunning silver medal, while the Refugee Olympic Team shone the spotlight on the magnitude of the global refugee crisis.