Discussion in 'The Summer Olympic Games 2016' started by love_skate2011, Aug 21, 2016.
I do have worst moments, but I can only think of one top thing : Riner winning gold.
Indian marathon runner OP Jaisha claims to have not been given water by Indian officials during the women's marathon.
I think Gisele walking to "The Girl From Ipanema" in the Opening Ceremony may have been my highlight.
In terms of sport and from a mostly biased Irish point of view:
- Annalise Murphy winning silver ins sailing after coming FORTH in London
- The O'Donovan brothers in rowing and their interviews
- Thomas Barr coming FORTH in 400m hurldes
- Usain Bolt
- Wayde van Niekerk's 400m world record
Pretty much everything has been covered for me, but one thing that will stand out in my memory forever is that whole scene in the Ready Room with Phelps and LeClos and the shadow boxing thing, but what made it priceless was Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines comments on it! It was like 30 seconds, but it was the greatest thing ever!
Most everyone else has mentioned my favorites but the absolute moment that got me was Aly finishing her floor exercise in the individual all-around. Her emotion of realizing she had succeeded in achieving her goal and erasing the disappointment of 2012.
My favorite moment was the standing ovation for the refugee team during opening ceremonies.
All the FORTH places Canada had.
BTW, I hadn't realized until I saw this article that Mo Ahmed had gotten reinstated in the 5000m.
This picture of a GB athlete trying to find his luggage made me laugh.
Team GB can bet that - they had 16 FORTH place finishes - and some by thousandths of a second
I know - he tweeted it with the comment 'Mines the red one!!' I do love the bags and want one!!
Piotr Malachowski's silver medal in the discus, which allowed him to do this:
They should have had Helo Pinheiro, the inspiration for the song Girl From Ipanema, in the Opening Ceremony! She is now a 71 year old grandmother and still looks fabulous!
I think they had already surpassed their old people quota.
The article missed the 4th place finish (in a jump-off) by the equestrian jumping team (Lamaze, Foster, Millar and Candele).
There was also Antoine Bouchard (judo) and Dori Yeats (Wrestling) who lost bronze medal matches (resulting in a tied for 5th finish).