Sorry China, your quest for world domination on all fronts didn’t work out that well at the Tokyo Olympics.
The country of 1.3 billion residents had to face the music that they placed second in total gold medals, behind the U.S., who edged out the Communist country 39-38 in gold medals.
As for overall medals won, give it up for the U.S. team yet agin, crushing China 113-88, with host country Japan finishing a very respectable third at 58.
Simone Biles opted out of most of her gymnastic events to work on her mental health, so that meant someone else had to step up and win a handful of medals on their own. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel was the man, winning a total of five gold medals and pushing the Americans after a slow start at the beginning of the Games.
The U.S. retained our dominance in basketball, with the mens’s team beating France in the gold medal game Friday, and the women following that by beating Japan.
They don’t hand out medals for obnoxious behavior, but if they did, the French National anthem would have to be fired up and played for marathon runner Morhad Amdouni.
If you missed out on his lame act in the marathon Sunday, watch the video clip below.
As he approached a hydration station during the race, the 33-year old knocked over an entire row of water bottles, before taking the last one for himself.
A big debate arose on social media as to whether it was a deliberate move.
Judge for yourself. I’ve watched the video at least ten times, and there’s no doubt in my mind he did it intentionally.
By the way, he endued up in 17th place.
Thoughts on Amdouni knocking over an entire row of water before taking the last one? pic.twitter.com/qrPaSzxLBW
— Ben St Lawrence (@bennysaint) August 8, 2021