Best Olympic Performances

What are the best olympic performances you remember?

Sarah Hughes 2002 long program

Mary Lou Retton gets a 10.00 on the vault. Twice.

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Kerri Strug nailing the landing on a broken ankle was pretty impressive.


Team USA winning the gold in ice hockey in 1980.

And agree with Kerri Strug competing with a busted ankle.

While I didn’t see it . . . Jessie Owens taking 4 golds in Berlin. Right in front of Hitler.

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Was it winning the gold, or beating the Russians? People often forget, that was a semi-finals game.

“Do you believe in Miracles?”

The US played Finland in the finals. They were down 2-1 going into the third period, scoring 3 unanswered goals to win 4-2

She suffered " a third-degree lateral sprain and tendon damage" per Wikipedia

It was both. Losing to Finland would’ve take a lot away from the win over the Soviets.

Sarah Hughes and Karrie Strug came to my mind immediately.

Whatever the injury was - the landing was impressive.

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Katie Ledecky 800m freestyle, gold at 2012 at age 15, WR at 2016 absolute dominating the race.

Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican Bobsled Team.

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1984 Gold Medal Ice Dance. Torvill and Dean’s “Bolero”.

Not the Olymics, but

Bolero seems like a weird song to dance to.

Huh - looking it up, it looks like it was composed for a ballet.

Still seems weird to me for some reason.

lol :laughing:

Not an uncommon music choice:

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Didn’t Michelle Kwan skate to Bolero in one of her Olympic performances?

Jamaican Bobsled Team, Tara Lipinski winning gold after Michelle Kwan skated two clean programs (and had been declared “unbeatable” if she did), Torville & Dean, Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Misty May & Kerri Walsh, Shawn White… lots of great moments.

Weird, why does ancient stuff pop up as “suggested”???

US Men’s Curling team winning gold in 2018. Not bad for a bunch of non-athletic scrubs. You need to see the clip of them throwing out the first pitch at the Twins game to fully appreciate how much of non-athletes they are.

Curling first pitches sail | 04/05/2018 |