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When the "Iron Lady" of Hungary Crushed Records and Scored Gold

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu left the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Games empty-handed, despite the fact that she's an 11-time world champion. Finally, she took home an Olympic gold medal in the 400 individual medley during the Rio Games. But that's not all she nabbed; Hosszu's 400 IM finish also broke the world record for that event, and came along with a gold in the 100m backstroke and 200m IM, and silver in the 200m backstroke. Her determination and stamina in the pool has earned her the nickname the "Iron Lady," and finally scored her some well-deserved medals. We'll bet they were worth the wait.

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When Sportsmanship Trascended International Boundaries

In a qualifying race for the women's track and field 5000m event, a chain event led to a pileup that left American runner Abbey D'Agostino and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin on the ground. D'Agostino stopped to help Hamblin up before continuing the race, making it the ultimate #sportsmanshipgoals moment of the Games. (Watch the touching video here.)

D'Agostino was unable to compete in the finals after the wreck left her ACL torn. But living on as an image of true Olympic spirit? (Almost) better than any medal.

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In Honor of the Olympic Spirit

As the Rio Olympics come to a close, let's reflect back on all the moments that made this a memorable Games. Yes, there was plenty of drama—there will always be drama when it comes to the Olympics. But this isn't about the doping scandals, social media bullying, alleged crimes, Zika worries, and infrastructure disasters; it's about the athletes, and the incredibly inspirational moments that (without fail) arise during each Olympic Games. Remember: It's not always about ~slaying~ the competition (even though Team USA kicked major ass), but it's about how you play the game.

Photo: @TeamUSA Instagram

The Most Inspiring Moments from the 2016 Olympics In Rio

In Honor of the Olympic Spirit

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As the Rio Olympics come to a close, let's reflect back on all the moments that made this a memorable Games. Yes, there was plenty of drama—there will always be drama when it comes to the Olympics. But this isn't about the doping scandals, social media bullying, alleged crimes, Zika worries, and infrastructure disasters; it's about the athletes, and the incredibly inspirational moments that (without fail) arise during each Olympic Games. Remember: It's not always about ~slaying~ the competition (even though Team USA kicked major ass), but it's about how you play the game.

Photo: @TeamUSA Instagram

When Sportsmanship Trascended International Boundaries

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In a qualifying race for the women's track and field 5000m event, a chain event led to a pileup that left American runner Abbey D'Agostino and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin on the ground. D'Agostino stopped to help Hamblin up before continuing the race, making it the ultimate #sportsmanshipgoals moment of the Games. (Watch the touching video here.)

D'Agostino was unable to compete in the finals after the wreck left her ACL torn. But living on as an image of true Olympic spirit? (Almost) better than any medal.

Photo: @NBCOlympics Instagram

When the "Iron Lady" of Hungary Crushed Records and Scored Gold

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Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu left the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Games empty-handed, despite the fact that she's an 11-time world champion. Finally, she took home an Olympic gold medal in the 400 individual medley during the Rio Games. But that's not all she nabbed; Hosszu's 400 IM finish also broke the world record for that event, and came along with a gold in the 100m backstroke and 200m IM, and silver in the 200m backstroke. Her determination and stamina in the pool has earned her the nickname the "Iron Lady," and finally scored her some well-deserved medals. We'll bet they were worth the wait.

Photo: @hosszukatinka Instagram

The Woman Who Blazed a (Daring) Trail for India's Gymnasts

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This year, Dipa Karmakar became the first-ever female gymnast to represent India at the Olympic Games—and she didn't do it gently. She became one of just five gymnasts to ever land the "Vault of Death," or the Produnova vault, and qualified for the event finals where she ranked fourth—less than a point away from gold-medalist Simone Biles.

To be the first athlete from your country to represent a sport? That's pretty damn inspirational. And to do it by landing this insane vault? Just, wow.

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Refugees Were Given Their Own Opporuntiy to Shine

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The International Olympic Committee welcomed a new team to the Olympic stage: the Refugee Olympic Team, which is the first-ever team made up of refugees from around the world who received funding to be able to train for and compete in the Rio Games.

Some of the female athletes included 1500m runner Anjaline Nadai Lohalith from South Sudan; 800m runner Rose Nathike Lokonyen from South Sudan, judo athlete Yolande Bukasa Mabika from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and 100m freestyle swimmer Yusra Mardini from Syria. While they didn't leave Rio with any medals, they made history—and received one of the biggest rounds of applause at the Opening Ceremony.

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Hijabs Were Welcomed in Several Sports

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Ibtihaj Muhammed was the first woman to represent Team USA while wearing a hijab—but she wasn't the only one competing in traditional clothing against a sport's norms. Egyptian beach volleyball player Doaa Elghobashy received media attention for sticking to her Muslim roots and covering her arms and head during her match with the bikini-clad Italian team.

Photo: @Ibjtihajmuhammad Instagram

An Ethiopian Steeplechaser Finished Her Race with Just One Shoe

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Ethiopoia's Etenesh Diro was a medal contender in the 3000m steeplechase—but during her qualifying race, a collision with a fellow runner forced her to ditch one of her spikes and socks and finish the race in seventh place with one shoe. She had to lodge an appeal to the International Association of Athletics Federation to appear in the final, and though she finished in 15th place, she became a hero in steeplechase for her epic finish.

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Puerto Rico Won Their First-Ever Medal

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Ladies singles tennis player Monica Puig scored Puerto Rico their first-ever gold medal. She wasn't the only woman to bring home her country's first gold from the Rio games; Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo won gold (Kosovo's first medal) in the 52kg judo weight class. (Team USA's ladies apparently weren't the only ones showing off their #girlpower and absolutely killing it at the Games.)

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Team USA Swept the 110m Hurdles Event

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For the first time ever, Team USA women swept 1-2-3 in an Olympic track and field event; Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali, and Kristi Castlin won gold, silver, and bronze respectively in the 100m hurdles (which has never before been done by a country in this event). Can you say "slay"?

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Cool Swimsuit Cover-Ups to Bring Out Your Inner #BeachBabe

Lola Beach Caftan Cover-Up

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Who said covering up isn't sexy? You'll want to rock this caftan all year long—yes, you can even pair it with your favorite jeans. ($59; urbanoutfitters.com)

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Off-the-Shoulder Keyhole Cover-Up

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Heads will turn when you wear this off-the-shoulder cover-up from Victoria's Secret. ($79.50; victoriassecret.com)

(Psst..Show off what's underneath with This Total-Body Workout from Kerri Walsh Jennings.)

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Southside Breeze Poncho Scarf

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Perfect for any beach, make this poncho scarf from Billabong your go-to when you're in a hurry to get that tan. ($44.95; billabong.com)

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Keep It Close Crochet Cover-Up

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Showcase the bathing suit you spent way too long picking out, with this crochet number that lets a hint of skin and swim peek out from underneath. ($56; tobi.com) These cheeky bikini bottoms would look great under there.

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Souk Paisley Poncho Kimono

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This blue and white paisley poncho transports you to the Greek Isles (well, in your mind at least). It's easy, breezy, and chic for the best kind of beach cover-up combination. Wear it to happy hour with your girls after a day in the sun. ($59.50; roxy.com)

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Don't Mesh Around V-Back Cover-Up

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White cover-ups are the perfect addition to any closet—they go with everything! This mesh version is so sporty-fun that you can consider it part of your athleisure wardrobe too. Toss on some sneakers and call it a day. ($29.95; pacsun.com)

Related: Sporty Weekender Bags That Can Take You from Training to Transit

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Crochet Trim Cover-Up Caftan

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Even on the hottest days, this breathable wrap cover-up will allow you to grab lunch without overheating or needing to give your beach-to-table look much thought. ($58; nordstrom.com)

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Fringe Poncho

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You'll love the free spirit vibes of this fringe poncho. It's durable, packable, and fashionable, so it's fair to say it's definitely worthy of your next ocean adventure. ($34.95; ae.com)

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Z And L Europe Crochet Dress

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This long and lacy number begs for all-day pool parties and cocktails in cabanas. ($75; forever21.com)

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Mia Midi Duster Kimono

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Pair this boho-inspired dip-dyed kimono with a flower crown and consider yourself the ultimate #beachbabe mermaid . ($69; urbanoutfitters.com)

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