I wanted to reflect on the Olympics so far, as I have been avidly watching since it began last weekend.
As I am a tennis fan, I was quite shocked to see Novak Djokovic, the #1 player in the world, lost to Alexander Zverev from Germany. Although Zverev is a top player, many people were expecting Djokovic to win all 4 major tournaments, and a gold medal in the calendar year, something that is very rare to do. Djokovic is still on pace to win all 4 major tournaments which is still quite impressive, but in the tennis world, this was one of the biggest losses of the year so far. Zverev would go on to win the Olympic Gold Medal.
Additionally, what I have noticed is that the youth of the Olympics have been dominating some of the Olympic Events, which goes to show that it is never too early to learn a sport. In the women’s Skateboarding Competition, 13 year-olds Momiji Nishiya, and Rayssa Leal took gold and silver medals respectively. This is such a feat, as they are some of the youngest to ever win a medal as well. Additionally, Katie Grimes from the United States competed in several swimming events, and she is only 15 years old. It takes so much courage, hard work, and determination to compete in the Olympics.
Lastly, I was quite impressed with how well the Olympics have been running this year as well. Although some athletes tested positive before the Olympics began this year, the protocols put in place have seemed to work out, and the Olympics overall have been a success, showing some form of normalcy once again.
If you want to hear about some of my thoughts on the Olympics, click here.