GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD
These Olympics have been a real hard time for Donald Trump, and his claim that he wants to "Make America Great Again", because after our performance in the games there can be no question of the dominance we rain down on the rest of the world. The final USA medal count is 46 Gold, 37 Silver, 38 Bronze coming out for a total of 121 medals. The second in medals, China came in with 70 followed by Great Britain at 67, which further proves that no one is in our league athlete wise. The games were capped off Sunday with the once thought inevitable, at one point questioned, but inevitable dominant victory in the Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament, 96-66 and 101-72. Even though I questioned some of coach K's rotations (What the fuck was up with not playing Draymond?!?) the talent of the team was way to great for Serbia to keep up with them in the Final. Those two final games were a good representation of the excellence with which the american's have competed with and the positive light they represented the USA with (save Ryan Lochte's dumbass. Who the fuck lies about getting robbed). I will talk about a couple of stand outs for the united states team. While I enjoyed the games, I am sure we can all agree we're ready for Football to be truly back.
Biles came out and absolutely destroyed the competition, going 4 Golds and 1 Bronze. She was a HUGE part of the women's team smacking the rest of the world and set new highs in difficulties while still executing all of her routines with almost robot like precision. She was the flag carrier for the closing ceremonies, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving.
It was certainly a good year to be named Simone, as Simone Manuel became the first ever female African- American to win Gold in an individual event, winning Gold in the 100m Freestyle. This is big for the sport of swimming, which has been primarily dominated by Caucasians. Representation is important, and this could lead to a more diverse group taking an interest in swimming, creating better competition down the road.
Uhh ya think? No Duh! (S/o big cat and pft). Everyone saw this coming, but Phelps dominance since 2004 is unrivaled by any other athlete save one (Phelps v Bolt), and 2016 was no exception. Phelps finished off these Olympics with 5 Golds and 1 Silver, leaving him with and ASTOUNDING 23 Golds, and 28 total medals. At this point the guy probably uses Gold medal's as coasters. He says he is retiring as of this Olympics, but I would not be shocked to see him in 2020 in Tokyo.
This might be more impressive than any of the other Olympians, this man followed up his 2012 Gold in the decathlon, the event that determines the true greatest athlete on Earth, by setting and Olympic record and REPEATING as the Gold medal winner. Salute to him and thank you to all our Olympians, for once again proving Donald Trump wrong that we don't need to Make America Great Again, because we never stopped being great. Oh and by the way donald...
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