Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 179 (Supersize Summer Olympics Edition)

It’s the Olympics and there is a lot to cover:

  1. So excited for her: Simone Manuel’s Gold-Medal-Winning Reaction Was the Best Moment of the Games.
  2. So good: Accidental Censorship of Olympic Divers Makes Them All Look Like Porn Stars.
  3. She is a national treasure: Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Winking Before a Routine Is the Best GIF from the Rio Olympics.
  4. And so is he: The Internet Is Swooning Over Olympic Medalist Swimmer Ryan Held’s Tears of Joy.
  5. I watched this match and it was beautiful: Juan Martín Del Potro Upsets Novak Djokovic; Gets Incredible Hug.
  6. Awwww: Dressage Rider Pulled out of Olympics to Protect “My Buddy, My Friend, the Horse That Has Given Everything.”
  7. Get it, girl: Lilly King Just Won a Gold Medal in the Most American Way Possible.
  8. What a moment: Tongan Flag-Bearer Pita Taufatofua Owns the Olympics.
  9. Andy Murray’s turn as a flag-bearer was…less successful: The Princess Royal and Andy Murray.
  10. Fascinating: This Is Why There Are So Many Ties in Swimming.
  11. These leotards are To. Die. For: The Bedazzling of the American Gymnast.
  12. Correct: U.S. Male Olympic Gymnasts Want to Compete Topless, and Who Are We to Stop Them?
  13. Interesting: What Synchronized Divers Say to Each Other Before the Plunge.
  14. Yes to this: Congrats Girl! Fiancé of Former Miss California Scoops His 25th Medal.
  15. Truly it is written: FYI, Nathan Adrian Is the Hottest Olympic Swimmer.
  16. Exceedingly pleased NBC captured this: Michael Phelps Will Eat Your Soul.
  17. She really is: Adam Peaty’s Nan Is the Hero the Rio Olympics Needs.
  18. Good for them: North and South Korean Gymnasts Take Adorable Selfies Together in Rio.

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