IRL: My Favorite Moments from Week 1 of the 2016 Rio Olympics

It’s pretty impossible to ignore the 2016 Rio Olympics.  It’s everywhere on tv, the newspapers, and the internet.  I’ve been watching as many of the events as I can, though it’s pretty much impossible to see everything!  Here’s a list of my favorite moments from week 1!

(In no particular order…)

Team Refugee getting a roar of cheers from the crowd during the opening ceremony:


Michael Phelps’ face in the ready room:


Aly Raisman’s parents’ reactions to watching her compete:


Cody Miller’s excitement at winning bronze:


Simone Manuel wins gold and becomes first African American woman to win a swimming medal:


Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo gets engaged to her girlfriend:


Bb!swimmer Caeleb Dressel crying on the podium while receiving his gold medal (and Michael Phelps laughing):


Laurie Hernandez whispering “I got this” to herself before her beam routine:


Picture of bb!swimmers Katie Ledecky and Joseph Schooling w/ Michael Phelps:



And finally, everything about Fiji winning it’s first ever Olympic medal, the gold in rugby sevens:



What are some of your favorite 2016 Rio Olympics moments so far?


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