Sculpture

Artist Wilfrid Wood Captures the ‘Beauties and Oddities’ of the Rio Olympics

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London-based artist Wilfrid Wood teams up with It’s Nice That for a series of expressive plasticine sculptures. Focusing less on the achievements and more on the unique characters the games brought to our attention, the off-beat project is the perfect way to commemorate the 2016 Olympics! See the series of sculptures below.

 

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Thomas Bach, the 9th president of the IOC and past gold medalist.

 

 

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Mo Farah, who tripped during the 5,000 metre but went on to earn “double double” status (winning both the 5,000 and 10,000 for the second time).

 

 

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Kōhei Uchimura, the 27-year-old Japanese gymnast athlete with seven Olympic medals and a cellphone bill of £3,700 ($6,300 CND) from playing Pokemon Go!

 

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Yelena Isinbayeva, renowned Olympic champion pole vaulter who was denied the right to compete in Rio due to the IOC’s ban on Russian track and field athletes.

 

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Clare Balding, BBC anchor and national treasure.

 

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Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete in the Olympics.

 

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Doaa Elghobashy, represented Egypt in women’s beach volleyball for the first time.

 

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Gary and Paul O’Donovan, Irish brothers and silver medalists in lightweight men’s double sculls, known for their laid-back post-event interviews.

 

 

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Fu Yuanhui, the Chinese swimmer who didn’t realize she’d won a bronze medal in the individual backstroke. Also beloved for her candidness.

 

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Mavis Williams, grandmother of 21-year-old British gold-medal swimmer (and current world record holder) Adam Peaty whose Twitter bio reads: “Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker”.

 

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Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.

 

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Usain Bolt, still the fastest human being on the planet.

 

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Wilfrid Wood’s Website

It’s Nice That