The Olympics started with a bang with the opening ceremony on the 5th of August and so far the Tournament hasn’t disappointed yet and the usual suspects USA and China are top of the medal chart once again but there’s still a lot of ups and downs yet to come and medals tell only half the story. So today we decided to take a look at the 5 best and worst highlights from the Olympics so far.
The opening day surprise
While the opening ceremony was much widely appreciated all around one particular person caught the eye and it was Pita Nikolas, Tonga’s flag bearer. This taekwondo athlete walked the path in a mat skirt with the body covered in oil and some couldn’t get their eye so off.
It got him about 1000-2000 Instagram followers in a flash and twitter went gaga over it and millions would be hoping to see him in action soon.
Aquaman is for real
If you’re looking for a superhero this Olympics he’s probably in the pool. Yes, you’ve guessed it right we are talking about the one and only Phelps here. The flag bearer for the USA this year his top-notch performances this year have once again caused a stir.
After notching up is the 19th medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay he’s now added a further 2 recently in the 200m butterfly and 4×200 meter freestyle relay. With a couple more events yet to take place expect that medal count to go up further.
The odd tattoo
If you’ve been wondering what’s wrong with the odd Olympic ring on Phelps’s back there’s no reason for alarm. No, it’s not bad ink work and neither a tattoo gone wrong. In fact, the ring symbolizes an age-old Chinese healing therapy. You can read more about it here.
One of the biggest heartbreaks was seeing French athlete Samir Ait Said break his leg after messing up his landing after a good vault performance and to further rub salt into the wound the stretcher carrying him was dropped to the ground by the medics.
But like most top-notch athletes you can expect to see him back in action as soon as he recovers and also sent a message to fans using social media.
The sexist comments
The 400-meter record was broken by a Hungarian swimmer name Katinka Hosszu which came as a huge surprise to many and comments made by a news report claiming that her husband was the main reason behind the unexpected and amazing feat set Twitterati into action once again with many calling the reporter a sexist. He’s so far defended his decision but moving on, don’t forget to catch Katinka in the other events. Here’s a glimpse of her record-breaking swim.
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