Let the Games Begin! Canines Compete for the Gold in Rio's First-Ever Dog Olympics
Meet Ozzy, Mima and Zaia, some of the dozens of dogs that competed in Brazil's first Dog Olympic Games.
Not all athletes have left Rio for the summer.
Meet Ozzy, Mima and Zaia, some of the dozens of dogs that competed in Brazil's first Dog Olympic Games, hosted at a private dog club in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
The competition, which ended last weekend alongside the Rio 2016 Paralympics, is open to all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs, regardless of their level of experience.
Events mostly took place in the swimming pool, and included events like aquatic obstacle courses, or fetching a ball underwater.
While every dog was a winner, Mima, the 9-month-old beagle, took home the gold in aquatic jumping, despite never having competed before.
"I didn't even know she had all this talent," her owner, Aura Stella told the Associated Press.
Club owner and event organizer, Marco Antonio Toto, said the goal of the competition was to bring together humans and animals in celebration of sports.
Now, they plan to host the event every year.
Trending on Inside Edition
Man Says Brother Who Took His Own Life Never Mentally Recovered From Abuse Suffered as Scott Rudin's AssistantNews
21-Year-Old 'Eager' Georgia Firefighter Dies in His Sleep During 1st ShiftNews
Donation to Kyle Rittenhouse's Crowdfunding Campaign Gets Virginia Cop Fired From the Department: OfficialsCrime
Greensboro Zoning Commissioner Ousted After Refusing to Address Woman as 'Doctor' in MeetingNews
Cops Called on Couple Who Tried to Have Wedding at $5M Florida Mansion Without Owner's PermissionOffbeat