In Pictures: AR Olympians in Rio

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Jeff Henderson with Gold Medal 2

USA’s Jeff Henderson poses with the gold medal during the podium ceremony for the Men’s Long Jump at the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP / Damien MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – With the 2016 Olympic Games winding to a close this weekend, we’re looking back at the Arkansan Olympians who were in the spotlight in their respective events.

The pictures on this page highlight Olympic moments for most of the 25 athletes with Arkansas ties who were going for the gold.

As of Friday morning, only two had won gold (Jeff Henderson and Omar McLeod) and 12 more were still waiting for a shot at medals.

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