Wrestling singlet worn by Kyle Snyder during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Description (Brief):

Wrestling singlet worn by Kyle Snyder during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is orange and red with light orange stars throughout and one large star in the center. The United States flag is on the left breast and Snyder [/] USA is in white on the back of the singlet. At 20, Kyle Snyder became the youngest American in history to win an Olympic Gold medal during the Rio Games.

Description (Brief)

The 2016 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with 207 countries and 11,238 athletes participating. These were the first Olympic Games held entirely in the host country’s winter season and the first to be held in South America. These Games were designed with sustainability in mind and many of the features of the Games were made from recyclable materials. The Refugee Olympic Team entered 10 athletes for competition made up of refugees from the European Migrant crisis. The Zika virus was a factor in competition as many athletes decided to forgo the Games for fear of catching the virus spread through mosquitos. Michael Phelps came out of retirement to compete in the Games and added more medals to his historic count. Katie Ledecky won four gold medals and teammate Simone Manual won two gold and two silver medals becoming the first African American to win an individual swimming gold medal. Simone Biles dominated gymnastics, winning four gold and the women’s team won the all-around competition. The United States won the medal count with 121.

Date Made: 2016

User: Snyder, Kyle Frederick

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: wrestlingLevel Of Sport: AmateurOlympics


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0330.01Accession Number: 2016.0330Catalog Number: 2016.0330.01

Object Name: wrestling singletsinglet, summer olympics

Physical Description: fabric, nylon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 17 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 44.45 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-174f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1823345

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