Welcome to a special edition of Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! I want to do something a little different this week to celebrate the Rio Olympics. Honestly, it basically has nothing to do with books. 😉
I don’t know about you, but I am borderline obsessed with the Olympics. I love how it brings the world together to celebrate dedication, competition, and friendship. I watch basically any event. I love World Records, Olympic Records, record number of medals and first time medalists. I cheer for the USA in everything. I cry more when we win than when we lose. Next to books, the Olympics are one of my favorite things 🙂
So this week I thought I would share some of my top moments from the Rio Summer Games (in no particular order).
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies // I just love watching these events that bring the world together and showcase the host nation’s culture and people. One of my favorite parts of the Opening is when the countries come into the stadium.
Gwen Jorgensen winning the women’s triathlon // Such a neat moment to see her leave the competition in the dust and all the emotions on her face as she crosses the finish line for the gold.
USA Gymnastics, especially Simone Biles and Aly Raisman winning gold and silver in gymnastics twice // They are such incredible gymnasts and such darling people. If only I could tumble like that ever in my life. Haha.
USA sweeping the 100m Hurdles // This was so cool! I ran 100m hurdles as a middle school track participant so it’s one of my favorites. Glad no one fell down and we pulled off the sweep!
Winning the gold medal in women’s water polo // I never really was into water polo before these Olympics. But wow is the USA team good! Our goalie is especially incredible–saving a penalty shot in the final?! Awesome!
Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross win the bronze medal in beach volleyball // They are such classy women. I love both their stories, especially Kerri’s. What an incredible mom of 3 who loves this bronze as much as her golds 🙂
USA Swimming // I love watching swimming in the Olympics. So cool to see Katie Ledecky shatter her own world records, Simone Manuel winning the 100 free and medaling in several others, and of course I love watching Michael Phelps swim for more history. One of my favorite athletes to watch!
Watching Usain Bolt run for the triple-triple gold medal (100m, 200m, 4x100m) // Okay, he seriously is SO FAST. It’s unreal how easily he continues to win. There is no competition with him. We like to laugh about his dancing and posing too.
Seeing Mo Farah of the UK win his double-double in the 10000m and 5000m // I actually came to appreciate him more after seeing his story and hearing his interview after the race. A super classy guy who deserves every gold medal!
All the USA firsts // First women’s wrestling gold medal (Helen Maroulis), first time winning the men’s 1500m since 1908 (Matthew Centrowitz), first triathlon gold medal (Gwen Jorgensen), first women’s steeplechase medal (Emma Colburn), Allyson Felix becomes most decorated female runner in US history, Ashton Eaton defends decathlon gold medal, and a million more!
Brazil winning the men’s soccer goal in the perfect way // Watch this video of this moment. It makes me cry every single time. Such a perfect ending for the host nation!
I have to stop myself there. It’s really hard to narrow it down. There are a million more moments that deserve to be on a list like this.
What are some of your favorite Olympic moments?