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Olympics-best result?

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Mollygo Tue 03-Aug-21 09:17:26

What do you think has been the best result in the Olympics so far?
For me the BMX rider who won gold performing that amazing loop, but had to crowdfund her training.

Alegrias1 Tue 03-Aug-21 11:11:43

For me, the two high jumpers who decided to share the gold.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/58048827

T'would bring a tear to a glass eye.

Mollygo Tue 03-Aug-21 11:59:27

Alegrias1 yes lovely idea-rather than have a jump off. Football European Championship could learn a lot!

GrannyGravy13 Tue 03-Aug-21 12:26:44

Equestrian Eventing Team Gold Medal

Maggiemaybe Tue 03-Aug-21 12:44:11

Georgia Taylor-Brown gradually making up the time she lost after her bike had a puncture, and fighting her way back to silver medal position.

I’d probably just have given up and cried..

GrannyGravy13 Tue 03-Aug-21 12:52:48

I’d forgotten Georgia Taylor-Brown, she must have such a strong mindset to have overcome that puncture 🚴

Alegrias1 Wed 04-Aug-21 17:17:12

Can we add 13-year old Sky Brown winning a bronze at skateboarding?

And 16-year old Gold-Medal-winning gymnast Guan Chenchen who seems to have no fear whatsoever.

Mollygo Wed 04-Aug-21 17:57:58

I watched Guan Chenchen-then watched her on replay. It was like watching gymnasts the past, where it didn’t matter what nationality they were, if they were outstanding!

vegansrock Wed 04-Aug-21 21:15:11

Tom Daley knitting was a great image.

Maggiemaybe Wed 04-Aug-21 22:08:22

I always “watch” the boxing with my eyes firmly on my jigsaw, but I loved the sportsmanship of Pat McCormack when he immediately applauded and hailed the Cuban who narrowly beat him to the gold medal. Unlike Ben Whitaker who sulked and refused to wear his silver medal - though he has apologised for his behaviour.

Ngaio1 Thu 05-Aug-21 08:50:48

Ben Maher winning gold by the teeniest of margins. A huge pat for the wonderful horse,