From 23rd July to 8 August 2021, the Tokyo Olympics took place with a year delay because of a pandemic. But, considering the health emergency and strict protocol the organizers didn’t allow any audiences.
Best Moments from Tokyo Olympics
Here are 9 best moments of the Tokyo Olympics that you should know:
1. History Made by Elaine Thompson-Herah
The Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah became the first woman to win 100-200m at consecutive Olympic Games. No woman succeeded in defending the 100m and 200m titles. Because of her consistent win, she became the undisputed sprinting queen.
2. Memorable Skateboarding Competition
Skateboarding is an exciting game that is made up of the Olympics. This is good news for many skateboarders. It was a refreshing and fun-to-watch game without tantrums and egos. The first winner of the skateboarding game was the local Yuto Horigome.
3. Prolific in the Pool
Caeleb Dressel rules the pool games. He had 12 total swims in six different events and won five gold medals. He became the fourth male to make such record-breaking wins, after winning gold medals in five Olympics events. On the other hand, Emma McKeon won seven gold medals, which include four gold medals.
4. Felix Makes History
Allyson Felix is an American sprinter who won another gold medal. She is one of the successful women in the Olympics with one bronze, three silvers, and six gold medals. People are comparing her with Carl Lewis’ 10 Olympics medals, which is a record.
5. Tears of Joy
Tom Daley waited a long time to win an Olympics gold medal. Since his first dive in 2008, he managed to win this time. He stood atop the podium with Matty Lee and celebrated the win. Daley is now an Olympics champion after 16 years of struggle.
6. Canada’s Victory
Canada defeated the US to become the number one team in women’s football. When Julia Grosso made her winning penalty kick, the team flocked to her with joy. Also, Quinn is now the first non-binary, trans athlete to win a gold medal.
7. Magic Zverev
Alexander Zverev became the best tennis player by winning the men’s singles gold medal. He is the first German player to win a singles tennis gold medal. His win at the Tokyo Olympics was the best moment of his career.
8. New Pool Queen
Australian athlete, Ariarne Titmus won the women’s swimming in both 200m and 400m freestyle swim. After her 400m won, her coach, Titmus had an incredible reaction. Also, she won a silver medal in the 800m swimming competition.
9. Sharing the Love
Mutaz and Gianmarco sharing the gold medal were one of the touching moments of the event. After two hours of high jump final, both managed to clear 2.39m. Before announcing their shared win, Mutaz Essa Barshim inquired with the officials whether they can share the medal and they said yes.
Although Tokyo Olympics was an incredible event and a dream comes true for many athletes, these are some outstanding moments that inspired many people.