There are numerous Olympic moments, whether they are widely publicised or not.
There were over 11,000 participants competing in 339 events in 33 sports at the Tokyo Games, so you shouldn’t feel bad if you missed something. Just a little taster for you –
1. Rhythmic Gymnastics’s Stunning Upset
Regardless of whether or not rhythmic gymnastics (the one with the ribbons) is a sport or not, it produced some drama with an unexpected conclusion.
In a performance that was as complicated as the reason Russia is competing at the Olympics as R.O.C. instead of its plain old name, gold medal favourite Dina Averina of Russia performed.
2. A Cuban Wrestler of Legendary Status
Every Summer Olympics since 2008, Mijan López, a 38-year-old Cuban wrestler, has competed.
In the same way that the opening ceremony’s goofball moment has become as inevitable as his gold medal achievement.
Neither the moment nor Lopez’s gold medal were let down by their respective triumphs in Tokyo. Fourth win for him in the tournament.
3. An American Wrestler Who Has Made History in the Sport
One of wrestling’s most unforgettable moments was provided by the United States of America.
Tamyra Mensah-inspiring, Stock’s wild celebration after winning gold slew her opponents and the internet..
4. Finally, a Diving Prodigy Gets the Gold
Tom Daley, a 14-year-old diver from the United Kingdom, was the breakout star of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
In the 10-meter synchronised diving heats, it appeared that the duo would take home a gold medal until they stumbled in the final (and reportedly quarrelled before the dive).
5. When the Sailing Winners Capsized Their Boat
If you’ve just won a gold medal in sailing, what happens to your boat afterward probably doesn’t matter that much.
In the 49er FX competition, Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze came out on top, and they decided to sail to see friends they had made along the coast.
Their mast was broken in the manoeuvring because they met shallow water and rocks.
6. In the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Their home field advantage paid off in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games. The boat, on the other hand, sank as well.
As the oldest Olympic medallist in Tokyo shows, being 62 and an Olympian is a strange combination. That the athletes’ hamlet’s residents could not accept this news is apparent.
7. Unless you’re in Tokyo, that is. Definitely
After earning gold with Matty Lee on the synchronised 10-meter diving platform, he finished third with him in the 10-meter platform event (losing, naturally, to the Chinese divers Cao Yuan, who won gold, and Yang Jian).
Today’s Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques) are the world’s most prestigious sporting events, with thousands of competitors from all over the world competing in a range of activities.
There are more than 200 countries competing in the Olympic Games, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world.