The 2016 Rio Olympics came to an end Sunday evening with a closing ceremony that celebrated athletic triumphs, showcased the culture of Brazil, and saw the United States wrap up the Games with 121 medals.
Here are 10 photos of Americans celebrating their golds with stars and stripes:
USA's flag-bearer Simone Biles holds her country's national flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins, and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States celebrate with American flags after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 17, 2016. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
United States' Michael Phelps walks with his national flag during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100-meter medley relay final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
USA's Christian Taylor (back) celebrates with USA's Will Claye after respectively winning gold and silver in the Men's Triple Jump during the athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)
USA's Katie Ledecky celebrates her gold medal with her national flag after the podium ceremony of the Women's 400m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
US gold medallist team (from left) Simone Manuel, Kathleen Baker, Dana Vollmer, and Lilly King listen to the national anthem during the podium ceremony of the Women's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)
United States' Michelle Carter celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's shot put during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
United States' Anthony Ervin celebrates his gold medal for the men's 50-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
USA's guard Kevin Durant celebrates with USA's flag after defeating Serbia during a Men's Gold medal basketball match between Serbia and USA. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images)
USA's team celebrates after winning the women's water polo final between Italy and USA at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 19, 2016. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)
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