Seven Olympic Moments Worth Revisiting
8th August 2021

A spicy rhythmic gymnastics finale. A 62-year-old medalist. A former prodigy with a gold. The Olympic magic was spread across sports.

By Randal C. Archibold

Olympic moments abound, whether widely noticed or barely. There were 339 events in 33 sports contested by more than 11,000 athletes at the Tokyo Games, so don’t worry if you couldn’t keep up. Here is just a sampler:

A Stunning Upset in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Setting aside all the is-it-a-sport-or-not arguments, rhythmic gymnastics (the one with the ribbons) delivered some drama with an unexpected finale.

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