The Winter Games are cool and all (no pun intended) but I live for the Summer Games. Track and field, gymnastics, swimming — the best. These games have been super fun to watch, and we have been losing sleep because NBC doesn’t like to show the most important moments until 10:30 at night. Obviously, we could watch the footage the next day, but still… it’s more fun to watch live. And my favorite moments so far have been wide and deep.
Simone Manuel’s joy on winning an individual gold. (pictured above, from New York Magazine)
Aly Raisman starting to tear up before she even finished her Silver-winning floor routine.
Also, Aly’s parents. The best.
Abbey D’Agustino. What an inspirational woman, prioritizing kindness over winning, endurance over giving up.
Zac Efron surprising the gymnasts. Have you seen this yet? It’s funny and cute.
USA sweeping the 100m hurdles to make history!
Katie Ledecky owning her 800m swim. Spectacular, that one.
Ashton Eaton and Brianne; they’re cool.