Top 10 Tuesday: Olympic Edition!

Hi everyone!

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.ย Next to books, the Olympics are one of my favorite things ๐Ÿ™‚

So this week I thought I would share some of my top moments from the Rio Summer Games (in no particular order).

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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.

gwenjorgensen_rio-olympics-triathlo_webfGwen 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.

watch-simone-biles-aly-raisman-floor-routines-olympicsUSA 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.

ATHLETICS-OLY-2016-RIOUSA sweeping the 100m Hurdles //ย 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!

usa-ashleigh-johnson-womens-water-polo-training-2016-rio-olympics-720x500Winning 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-becomes-the-oldest-female-medal-winner-in-beach-volleyball-theolympicstodayKerri 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 herย golds ๐Ÿ™‚

michael-phelps_listicleUSA 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!

323425-944-566Watching 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.

mo-farah-cropped_8jpwki02obxm12096gcdarqiiSeeing 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!

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

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?

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9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Olympic Edition!

  1. I haven’t really followed the Olympics, I never do. But one of my favourite things is watching the gymnastics. It actually makes me jealous because I can’t even do a handstand ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I loved hearing about Simone Manuel’s win in the swimming, I loved how Fiji won their first ever medal (and it was a gold medal) at the Olympics. I loved hearing about the medals New Zealand won, we are a small country but we won 18 medals which I think is pretty cool.
    – Yasmin

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