Visa has supported more than 350 athletes on their journey to the Olympic Games. This year, 59 Team Visa athletes who represent Visa’s values of acceptance and partnership took the stage in Rio, including all members of the IOC’s first-ever team of Refugee Olympic Athletes. Our Hello Rio! page tells all. But first, congratulations to 2016’s Team Visa athletes—you’ve all earned your rings!
Breaking records and boundaries
13 gold, 6 silver, 6 bronze and 2 world records. As Team Visa athletes leave Rio, many leave their mark on Olympic Games history. Here are their gold-medal and world-record-breaking wins from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Go team!
Gwen Jorgensen (USA)
Gwen Jorgensen wins the USA’s first Olympic gold medal in triathlon
Ashton Eaton (USA)
Ashton Eaton holds his reign as the best decathlete in the world with his second consecutive gold medal in the event