Your moment of the games?

gingercrush

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Ooh great post. Mine would have to be Lisa Carrington winning three golds and New Zealand winning 2 golds and a silver in rowing within one hour.

My non New Zealand highlights would have to be Ledecky powering home to take silver in the 4x 200m freestyle relay and her sportsmanship with her silvers in the 200m and 400m freestyle.

Also Russian men and Russian ladies winning Golds in the Team Final gymnastics. So amazing.
 

Karen-W

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Discovering new sports! Surfing, sport climbing, the track cycling omnium!

The camaraderie here at FSU as we all snarked about the 7-player play off for the bronze medal in men's golf. Everyone here sharing their knowledge of different sports and joy in having these Olympics at last.

The pure joy of so many athletes at winning Olympic medals. The Tunisian swimmer, the men's marathon silver medalist, the Italian and Bulgarian rhythmic gymnasts, Team USA men's basketball, and on and on and on.
 

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Leaving aside the Israelis, I'm a sucker for surprising results and good sportsmanship, so:

Week 1: Anna Kiesenhofer winning the women's road race. Kiesenhofer hasn't been part of a pro team since 2017 (she didn't like it) and coaches herself. She and two other riders were way ahead for much of the race, and the peloton didn't work too hard to catch them because they were not considered contenders. With about 40K left, she went off on her own. The peloton reeled in the other two riders, but forgot that there had been three women on that break... so she won by more than a minute, and the silver medalist didn't even realize at first that she wasn't the champion! Now Dr. Kiesenhofer can go back to her day job as a mathematician :lol:

Week 2: I'm with allezfred, "can we have two golds?" was wonderful :cheer2: Sometimes there isn't one person who's best, and winning it with your friend who's supported you through tough times means more than being atop the podium by yourself. That's what being a champion is all about.

Generally speaking: the athletes in the women's artistic gymnastics all-around being so supportive of each other, everyone rallying around Simone Biles, her support for the other competitors and beam performance.
 
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Theatregirl1122

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Suni Lee winning the women’s all around gold in Artistic gymnastics. It was awesome to see her step to the moment when it arrived and to hear her teammates cheer her on.

And also just in general the supportive vibe from all of the women in artistic gymnastics (and much of the games) this year. It was so great to see athletes cheering each other on and comforting each other and enjoying even the imperfect moments.
 

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Gold to both Russian teams in gymnastics and then Biles managing to win a bronze in beam after all her struggles.

The Italian relay team singing the anthem so loudly along with the audience (of other athletes?) was really moving.

Seeing a lot of medalists from smaller countries is always great.

Thought the CBC commentators were just excellent.
 
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Karen-W

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One last highlight - in spite of all the doomsayers who wanted the Olympics cancelled because it was sure to be a super-spreader event - there haven't been that many cases and very few high profile ones when you consider the huge number of athletes and personnel who traveled to Japan in the last month. I'm so glad that Tokyo and Japan were able to host this global event successfully. It might not have been the Olympics they dreamt of and it will probably scare them off a winter bid for Sapporo for at least a decade or two but the Japanese people deserve all the credit and thanks of the world for sticking with it and hosting these Olympics. The world needed this two week sporting extravaganza.
 

Gazpacho

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So many, as is always the case at the Olympics. But the first one that came to mind was Simone Biles hitting her beam event finals routine after the nightmare week she had and the endless abuse she suffered from people who can't even do a cartwheel.
 

love_skate2011

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I like drama.

Annika Schleu going viral, but is now hated for the wrong reasons.

WAG Team Final Drama

RG Individual All-around drama.
 

floskate

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1. Tom Daley finally getting a gold medal
2. Charlotte Worthingtons BMX gold
3. Barshim and Tamberi sharing high jump gold

Loads more but these are the ones that really moved me the most.
 

marbri

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Diving: Jennifer Abel and Tom Daley's joy and emotion when they each medalled in their first events.

Swimming: Canadian women , Ariarne Titmus, Tatjana Shoenmaker and Great Britain in the Mixed 4x100 Medley

Football: Canadian women winning Gold (for Sinclair ;) )

I saw maybe 5/46 sports, just wasn't that interested in much of what my coverage was showing. Watched some Gym and Athletics when it was on but casually so not invested emotionally.
 

Buzz

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Too many to name!

Canada winning gold in ladies football
Damian Warner’s gold in the decathlon
ROC winning gold in both men’s and ladies team gymnastics
Sifan Hassan!!!
Japan winning gold in baseball
Tom Daley winning gold!
Jordan Windle diving for his dad!
The US winning gold in both men’s and ladies basketball
The Italian gold medal haul!
Penny Oleksiak becoming Canada’s most medaled Olympian
 

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Team GB finishes in the top 4 for the fourth Olympics running. And Brexit Britain completely demolishes every other country in the EU, obviously much to the disappointment of the dentally challenged buffoon, Guy Verhofstadt!!

:cheer2::biggrinbo:cheer2::biggrinbo:cheer2:

 

MsZem

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Team GB finishes in the top 4 for the fourth Olympics running. And Brexit Britain completely demolishes every other country in the EU, obviously much to the disappointment of the dentally challenged buffoon, Guy Verhofstadt!!
How sad that you felt the need to make a political statement mocking various countries in a thread meant to celebrate the best of these games.
 

love_skate2011

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How sad that you felt the need to make a political statement belittling various countries in a thread meant to celebrate the best of these games.
but it was going to come up, why are websites posting medal tallies then ?

I was sure after these games it was going to used in politics
wether in Britain or elsewhere.

Germany just had the back luck in these games. France I think kept the same number of golds but lower medals total
 

allezfred

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Team GB finishes in the top 4 for the fourth Olympics running. And Brexit Britain completely demolishes every other country in the EU, obviously much to the disappointment of the dentally challenged buffoon, Guy Verhofstadt!!

:cheer2::biggrinbo:cheer2::biggrinbo:cheer2:

If there was a gold medal for twattery, you would win hands down.
 

Frau Muller

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RUSSIA’s unexpected Golds for Artistic Gymnastic Teams, both genders!!!
🇷🇺 🇷🇺 🇷🇺 🇷🇺 🇷🇺 🇷🇺 🇷🇺

Also, Russian Synchro Artistic swimmer Svetlana Romashina’s 6th & 7th GOLD ONLY lifetime Olympic medals, tying Usain Bolt. GOLD ONLY, BABIES!
 

MsZem

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Something I liked here that we'd already seen in some other events (e.g. Worlds this year): the athletes giving themselves the medals, and especially teammates giving each other the medals. They're the ones who earned them, so by all means - leave out the middleman!

IIRC in one of the ceremonies with two bronze medalists they gave each other the flowers, which was also sweet :)
 

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I really enjoyed the Canadian women’s soccer gold medal game the crazy ending. Also enjoyed yelling at the tv cheering support during the track events. The gymnastics were fun too. I really enjoyed all aspects of the Olympics.
 

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