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Olympic 2020 Highlights: Moments we won’t forget

It’s been almost a week since the Tokyo Olympics ended, and it was truly like no other. It may have seemed impossible to organise amidst the pandemic, however, the Olympic Committee did an incredible job of pulling everything off. People around the world were gripped to their TV’s, excited to have something to look forward to during uncertain times. There were many highs and plenty of memorable moments that will go down in Olympic history. It’s been a week since the closing ceremony, but we want to relive some of the biggest achievements from the Games. Here are just some of the moments that captured our hearts. India gets their first Hockey medal in 41 years India defeated Germany to win a bronze medal in the men’s field hockey. It was the country’s first medal in hockey since 1980 – a decade before any of the current players were even…

    Recapping the first week of the Tokyo Olympics

    It has been an epic first week at the Tokyo Olympics! From Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui’s shocking win, to the Philippines earning their first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women’s weightlifting – we’ve had our fair share of iconic moments. We can’t wait to see what’s to come next week! Here are some stand-out results in swimming and gymnastics this week. Women’s 1500m Freestyle: Katie Ledecky wins Gold 24-year-old Katie Ledecky bagged a Gold medal in the 1500m women’s freestyle in swimming. The event joined the women’s Olympic program for the first time ever, though the men have competed in it since 1904. As impressive as her win was, it wasn’t just the fact that she had won Gold. What stood out was how she managed to do it after an exhausting 48-hour period in which she swam 4,000 meters over six races! Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Japan comes out on…

      Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui shocked by his Olympic gold win

      Dreams really do come true. Well that’s certainly the case for Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui. He couldn’t believe he won gold in Sunday’s men’s 400m freestyle final. The 18-year-old had swam the slowest time to qualify in the semi-final heats just the day before, so he wasn’t expected to be a strong contender for a medal. Hafnaoui won the Gold medal by just 0.16 seconds ahead of Australia’s Jack McLoughlin who won Silver, and Bronze medalist Kieran Smith from the U.S. “I was surprised myself. It’s unbelievable. I just can’t believe it,” said Hafnaoui, who won with a time of 3 minutes 43.36 seconds. “I dedicate (the gold) to all my family, my mum, my dad, my sisters, I wish they are proud of me.” His family’s reaction to his win is priceless. Check out the video below. https://twitter.com/JoySportsGH/status/1419300094780784640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1419300094780784640%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbnation.com%2F2021%2F7%2F26%2F22594593%2Fahmed-hafnaoui-family-gold-tokyo-olympics He was lined up in Lane 8 – the outer lane,…

        Tokyo Olympics: Highlights of the Opening Ceremony

        The Tokyo Olympics have officially begun! After a long year of delays and uncertainty, the Olympic torch has finally been lit to kick the Games off. The Opening Ceremony was held on Friday and looked slightly different from what we’re used to. Due to Covid-19, there were no spectators allowed in the stands, forcing the athletes to wave to TV cameras rather than a stadium full of fans. However, the mood was optimistic and hopeful with the International Olympic Committee thanking Japan for embracing the Games, while also paying tribute to the country’s healthcare workers who continue to battle the pandemic. There was an impressive lineup of performances, including Japanese singer MISI who performed the national anthem, as well as John Legend and Keith Urban who sang John Lennon’s “imagine”. For many, one of the most iconic moments was when tennis superstar Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic Cauldron. Here are…

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