These Were the Biggest Events of the Olympics26th Aug 2016 |
A lot of big events have been a part of the Olympic Games in Rio. As this is the biggest sporting event in the entire world, we know that we have witnessed history this time. Some events have a great international interest, while other events have been interesting for a more particular audience. No matter which events you have been watching, you have seen something that contributes to the marvellous atmosphere that the Olympic Games gives us.
For the British audience, I believe the greatest event was Mo Farah winning a gold medal at both 5,000 and 10,000 meter, for the second time in a row. I sincerely believe that this is something that is second only to the English football team’s victory at the 1966 world cup.
Along with Farah, we saw memorable performances by both Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. The American swimmer Phelps is now the most winning Olympic participant through all history, and he will be talked about for many years to come. Usain Bolt became historic when he won gold medals at both 100 meters and 200 meters for the third time in a row. At 100 meters he came before Justin Gatlin and Andre de Grasse. At 200 meters he came before the same Andre de Grasse and Christophe Lemaitre. Adding to this, he was also part of the team that took a gold medal at 4X100 meters, also for the third time in a row.
Great Britain might very well be the country that has the biggest reason to be happy about their performance. Even though the number of gold medals went down by two compared to London 2012, the total number of medals went up by two. Finishing 2nd in the medal league is really something to be proud of.
We all know the importance of football in Brazil. We could see how much it meant for them to win the gold medal in men’s football, in front of their own fans. In my opinion, this was by far the most emotional moment of the entire games. They took Germany to a penalty shootout, and Germany is not known to loose shootouts. But this time they did. Neymar was the man who had the honour of putting the last penalty into the net, making all of Brazil explode with joy. It may not be a total revenge after the humiliating 7-1 defeat two years ago, but at least it’s something.