OMEGA'S STAR ATHLETES
At OMEGA, we were doubly proud of our role at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, both as Official Timekeeper and as friend to some of the finest athletes in the world.
The most decorated Olympian of all time
MICHAEL PHELPS: RECORD HOLDER
A true legend of the pool, American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning 28 medals over five Olympic Games, including 5 gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games alone.
“When I started this journey in 2000, did I think I would be sitting where I am today? No. But I dreamt it.”
SERGIO GARCIA: GOLF'S BIG HITTER
A hugely popular golfer, Sergio Garcia has spent most of his career ranked among the world’s top ten. Nicknamed El Niño, he has been a force to reckon with on the PGA and European Tours and is one of the most successful Ryder Cup golfers in history.
South African Swimming Sensation
CHAD LE CLOS: THE RISING STAR
After a stellar performance at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Chad Le Clos, the young South African swimmer, struck gold at London 2012, winning the 200m butterfly by 0.05 seconds. Le Clos has won the overall Swimming World Cup three times and claimed two impressive silver medals in Rio.
“I’ve prepared myself in ways that no one else has. Mentally, I believe I’m the strongest athlete out there. Not a lot can break me.”
The unbeatable force in athletics
JESSICA ENNIS-HILL: A WINNING SPIRIT
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill was the face of London 2012, winning gold and the hearts of millions of spectators. Even after becoming a mother, Jessica returned to become 2015 world champion and the winner of a silver medal in Rio.
“My dream is always to go out there and perform at the top of my game.”
STACY LEWIS: MAJOR TALENT
Taking her first major in 2011, Stacy would go on to claim the Women's British Open as well as numerous LPGA tour wins. She has twice been named LPGA Player of the Year.
SHANSHAN FENG: GAME CHANGER
Shanshan became the first player from mainland China to claim a major title when she won the LPGA Championship. In 2015, she won the OMEGA Dubai Ladies Masters and in 2016 claimed a bronze Olympic Games medal.
CHARLEY HULL: FUTURE STAR
Charley Hull was named LET Rookie of the Year in 2013 before winning her first professional title in 2014 aged just 17. Charley is sure to extend her winning ways in Rio, as golf returns to the Olympic Games.