No better way to lift your spirits than heartfelt Olympic moments, right? Besides watching all the athletes win their medals, this is what we all truly watch the games for. Now that the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 is midway, we have seen many inspiring stories of triumphs and bravery. We have seen some heartbreaking losses as well, but sportsmanship from defeated athletes is still as inspiring. The Olympics is the biggest sports event in the world and it is an honor to even be qualified to join the preliminaries. Stories of hope, determination, and victory are commonplace but are heart-melting nonetheless. We see incredible athletes do their best in their events and get inspired just by watching them. But when the underdogs win, that is the most satisfying of all.
Here are some of the best heartfelt Olympic moments in the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 that will surely lift your spirits:
Glory knows no age!
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 27, 2021
Still, forever champions!
Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles are both out of the Tokyo Olympics. We send all of our love to these women who will forever be champions. We are praying for them and their mental health. They have displayed such grace and dignity. 💕 pic.twitter.com/d3YOjqL39K
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) July 27, 2021
Ain’t too small for a small-town girl
Lydia Jacoby is 17-years old.
She grew up in Seward, Alaska, a town with 3,000 people and just one small swimming pool.
She just won Gold at the Olympics in the 100m breaststroke.
This is how her entire school reacted.pic.twitter.com/GEXVFE9bsE
— Goodable (@Goodable) July 27, 2021
Learned to surf on a styrofoam cooler lid
Italo Ferreira grew up in a small village in Brazil. He was the son a fisherman, whose family couldn’t afford to buy a surfboard, so he learned to surf on a styrofoam cooler lid.
Today, he became the first man to ever win gold in surfing at the Olympics
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 27, 2021
The smallest country to win a gold
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy decisively won the triathlon at #Tokyo2020, securing a historic gold for her country with a population of around 63,000 — compared to 328 million in the US https://t.co/NAi7kNBOYq
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2021
A country’s first-ever gold: earned by a woman in a previously male-dominated sport
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz has won the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medal. She won the women’s 55kg event, setting an Olympic record with a total mark of 224 kg. pic.twitter.com/w0REaYQQjz
— Faridah Nakazibwe (@fsnakazibwe) July 27, 2021
Teens winning impressive medals at the Olympics
We are in awe of the amazing things that children–yes, children!–are accomplishing at the #Olympics. Congratulations to all young people for being in the arena. You are showing the world that no feat is too great to overcome. You are all winners! https://t.co/LfOxJtVKI2
— chfund (@chfund) July 27, 2021
Bonus: Her joyful, meme-able face says it all
Didal maior meme até agora das olimpíadas https://t.co/mgqfvqQH29
— Pedro BRASILEIRO PORRA 💚💛🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 (@pedroguscos73) July 27, 2021