Like most major sporting events, theit is filled with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. But since we live in a world where the smallest moment can go viral faster than Usain Bolt, games are also filled with the joy of memes and pranks. Remember ? Yes.Social networks are always fascinated by strange expressions, painful-looking falls, and .
We will keep an up-to-date count of our favorites, and the.
The coach goes crazy
Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus won gold, beating legendary American Katie Ledecky in the 400m freestyle. But it was Titmus’s trainer, Dean Boxall, who made the list of memes. When Titmus won, Boxall ripped the mark off his face, screamed, and, uh, feigned intimacy with a railing. You do it, coach.
Even the official NBC Sports Twitter account took part in the joke, tweeting, “THAT’S MY SONG, PUT IT ON” with a video of Boxall’s reaction.
And some people felt sorry for the poor Olympics staff member in the background, writing: “Thoughts and prayers for the woman trying to keep Ariarne Titmus’s coach from falling over the barrier during their celebration.”
This wound is insane
made his debut at the Olympics, and Peruvian skater Angelo Caro Narváez had an early fall, landing with his groin on a rail. Without a medal, but with a lot of sympathy.
“And he made it to the final after doing this in the preliminaries,” wrote one Twitter user. “I wouldn’t have made it to the final after doing that in the preliminaries, I’ll tell you. I would have made it to the hospital.”
The US basketball team is packed with professionals, but they still lost to France, 83-76, snapping a 25-game winning streak that had followed since 2004. And while it may not seem fair to poke fun at amateur athletes, all bets are when it comes to taunting the pros.
One Twitter user wrote: “American teams win an NBA championship and call themselves world champions until they really have to play the world.”
But as one Twitter user pointed out, it wasn’t like only the United States used professional players, tweeting: “You do realize these guys from the other teams are NBA players too, right?”
Memes will keep getting better; the Olympics will run until August 8.