U.S. Army Olympians and Paralympians competed in Rio

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Spc. Paul Chelimo (center) of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program finishes runner-up to Mo Farah of Great Britain to claim the silver medal in the men's 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 13 minutes, 3.90 seconds Aug. 20, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Farah won the gold in 13:03.30 and Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia took the bronze in 13:04.35. Chelimo was disqualified from the race but he was later reinstated and collected his silver medal at the awards ceremony. (Photo Credit: Tim Hipps)

Spc. Paul Chelimo (center) of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program finishes runner-up to Mo Farah of Great Britain to claim the silver medal in the men’s 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 13 minutes, 3.90 seconds Aug. 20, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Farah won the gold in 13:03.30 and Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia took the bronze in 13:04.35. Chelimo was disqualified from the race but he was later reinstated and collected his silver medal at the awards ceremony. (Photo Credit: Tim Hipps)

Many 2016 Team USA athletes gave their all to represent America in Rio.

Sgt. Nathan Schrimsher of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stands in sixth place in the men's Modern Pentathlon competition after the bonus fencing round Aug. 20, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with equestrian show jumping and the combined cross country running and laser pistol shooting events remaining. (Photo by Tim Hipps, Installation Management Command)

Sgt. Nathan Schrimsher of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stands in sixth place in the men’s Modern Pentathlon competition after the bonus fencing round Aug. 20, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with equestrian show jumping and the combined cross country running and laser pistol shooting events remaining. (Photo by Tim Hipps, Installation Management Command)

Olympians follow:

U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks of Oxford, Mississippi wins the bronze medal in the men's pole vault with a mark of 5.85 meters at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Aug. 15 in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's Thiago Braz de Silva took the gold with an Olympic record mark of 6.03 meters. France's Renaud Lavillenie claimed the bronze at 5.98 meters. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs #SoldierOlympians #ArmyOlympians #RoadToRio #ArmyTeam #ArmyStrong #GoArmy #TeamUSA

U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks of Oxford, Mississippi wins the bronze medal in the men’s pole vault with a mark of 5.85 meters at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Aug. 15 in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s Thiago Braz de Silva took the gold with an Olympic record mark of 6.03 meters. France’s Renaud Lavillenie claimed the bronze at 5.98 meters. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs #SoldierOlympians #ArmyOlympians #RoadToRio #ArmyTeam #ArmyStrong #GoArmy #TeamUSA

Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earns a berth on the U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic. (Photo by Tim Hipps, Installation Management Command)

Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earns a berth on the U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic. (Photo by Tim Hipps, Installation Management Command)

Paralympians follow:

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