Like thousands of other gym fans I’d been looking forward to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for months, years even. Now that it’s all over, what will stay with me?
- Belgium was there with a team for the first time since 1948, and they were gooooood
- Rebeca Andrade’s Amanar was amazing (especially in podium training) + she kept smiling even after her medal ambitions vanished into thin air
- Tutya Yilmaz hit beam!
- the floor routine of Pauline Schäfer made me go ‘wow’
- Gabby and Larisa stayed strong and classy in the face of so much ridiculous hate
- Nina Derwael was a bars princess
- our very own Lauren Hopkins worked for NBC
- the sportsmanship between gymnasts was so lovely to see, high fives and hugs everywhere + sweet messages on social media ♥
- Hong Un Jong (North Korea) and Lee Eun Ju (South Korea) took a selfie together
- Italy’s black and white leos
- team Japan was all smiles and good vibes
- Eythora did a four-turn combination on floor, and it was glorious
- Jessica Lopez was so happy to be in the uneven bars final
- Giulia, Sophie & Sanne on the podium!
- Hong Un Jong went for the triple-twisting yurchenko
- Ellie Black finished FIFTH
Jessica Lopez finished SEVENTH
Asuka Teramoto finished EIGHTH
Eythora Thorsdottir finished NINTH
Giulia Steingruber finished TENTH
Rebeca Andrade finished ELEVENTH
Nina Derwael finished NINETEENTH
- and I was so lucky to be able to watch online and on tv, so a huge thanks goes to RTBF for covering everything