Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited for the Olympics: #1 The Surprise Gold Medal
In many ways, that is the reason that all the athletes and all the nations compete and merge together once every four years. They all seek to perform and entertain, but in the back of their minds, all that training is focused on one thing...the Olympic Gold Medal, and when an underdog rises through the rings and achieves a Gold Medal that shocks the world, it takes the number one spot on our countdown.
There are moments that defy the odds and expectation, such as when Tunisian swimmer Oussama Melliouli scored the only medal for all of Tunisia at the 2008 games, and it was nothing short of a Gold in swimming, the first individual men's swimming gold medal every won by an African nation.
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Then, there was North Korean gymnast Hong Un Jong who defied all competition from USA, China, and Romania by winning a Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics on vault, the first for her country in that sport.
The unexpected becomes the priceless, and the unpredictable is the reason we watch the Olympics.
From here at The UC: We will also say, let’s hope Team USA kicks some Ass.
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