Hey Hollywooders! We are officially in the thick of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and oh boy, is there a lot of HollyGOOD happening. From Simone Biles making her triumphant return to Laurel Hubbard being the first ever trans athlete to compete in the Olympics, there is so much to celebrate. We know we aren’t the only ones with a lot to say, so let’s look at the best fan reactions to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Simone Biles is, and Will Always Be The G.O.A.T
After dropping out of several competitions to prioritize her mental health, Simone Biles made her triumphant return. She won a Bronze medal for her balance beam routine. Twitter went absolutely wild.
This person was moved by Simone’s perseverance.
For some reason, I am so moved by Simone Biles’ bronze medal winning beam performance
— Poor Lawyer (@poorlawyer) August 3, 2021
Let’s get the hashtag #BilesBeam trending.
US gymnast #SimoneBiles is back & wins a bronze!
— Julia Chatterley (@jchatterleyCNN) August 3, 2021
#SimoneBiles – That’s it. That’s the tweet.
— FIG (@gymnastics) August 3, 2021
Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic History
Equally as triumphant as Simone is Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand. She’s the first trans person to ever compete in the Olympics.
Good luck to Laurel Hubbard in her bid for gold today, a seminal moment in trans sport history. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/oApPefHhNL
— Zarah Bukake MP 🌹🇵🇸🇵🇰🏴 (@Zarah_BukakeMP) August 2, 2021
Josh called Laurel an icon and champion.
Laurel Hubbard is an icon and a champion. She’s done NZ proud, and I hope the usual suspects acknowledge her graciousness.
— Josh Kirwan (@MrJKirwan) August 2, 2021
Tom Daley is a Knitting Machine
British diver Tom Daley was seen knitting in the stands while watching women’s diving, and it was the most wholesome thing ever.
Can Tom Daley crochet too? Tara seems to think so.
The BBC is claiming that Tom Daley has switched from knitting to crochet today, can any crafters confirm pic.twitter.com/7ausyVIOzy
— Tara Mulholland (@tara_mulholland) August 3, 2021
If you thought Tom knitting was adorable, wait until you see WHAT he knitted. A jumper for his dog! We’re not crying, you’re crying.
important tom daley knitting update: he was making a dog jumper and it is finished pic.twitter.com/9bdr31mmdc
— jess (@theonlyjessxo) August 2, 2021
He even had yarn delivered! That’s dedication.
Incredible scenes at the diving.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) August 3, 2021
Tom Daley – Can’t stop won’t stop (knitting, that is).
Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Tom Daley is a knitting/crocheting MACHINE. pic.twitter.com/na2mdADhuY
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 3, 2021
Three Teenage Girls Dominated Women’s Street Skateboarding
Thirteen-year-olds Momiji Nishiya and Rayssa Leal as well as 16-year-old Funa Nakayama all won medals for women’s skateboarding and we are absolutely shook. Who runs the world? Apparently teenage girls.
Me and my 30-year-old bones attempting to ‘drop in’ after watching 13-year-olds absolutely crushing in Women’s Street Skateboarding. pic.twitter.com/5noycos6l1
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) July 26, 2021
These 3 girls are the official #BossLadies of Skateboarding.
— Phillip Marsden (@philmarsden) August 2, 2021
Momiji Nishiya is now Japan’s youngest ever gold medalist.
13-year-old Momiji Nishiya has won the first-ever Olympic gold medal for women’s street skateboarding.
This makes her Japan’s youngest ever Olympic medalist.
An incredible achievement and one I hope will encourage young people all over the world to go after their goals. pic.twitter.com/kQXr18wik5
— Aniruddha (@AniruddhaKeshre) July 27, 2021
There are still a few days left of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and we can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us.
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