LOOK: You can't handle the amount of cuteness at the Rio Dog Olympics

The Paralympics came to a close on Sunday with a rousing ceremony, officially ending the 2016 Olympic season.

But there was another Olympic competition that same day that didn't garner quite as much attention: the inaugural Rio Dog Olympics.

Just like their human counterparts, dogs of all shapes and sizes showed off incredible athleticism while competing for prestigious medals.

The games took place at Toto's Park Club in Rio de Janeiro, and the star of the show was a 9-month-old beagle named Mima -- basically the Michael Phelps of the doggy world -- who took home gold in aquatic jumping.

"I didn't even know she had all this talent," said Mima's owner, Aura Stella.

This was the first ever version of the Dog Olympics, but it's safe to say it won't be the last.

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