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    Default Best Olympic Moments

    I'm not a fan of sport at all but get sucking into the Olympics every time. Women's weightlifting has never been more fascinating to me

    But I was reminiscing about past Olympics and moments that really stuck out for me.

    The biggest standout best moment in my mind was the 2000 Olympics swimming. Eric Moussaambani from Equatorial Guinea. He had never been in an Olympic pool and wasn't a fantastic swimmer but he got out there and swam his heart out by himself and finished the race. I thought he was absolutely amazing and it still makes me a little teary just thinking about it.

    What about you? What is the best Olympic moment for you?

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    I have a few:

    Matthew Mitcham winning gold in Beijing. He's such a lovely guy IRL and I was super happy for him

    Agree with you with Eric Moussaambani - totally heartwarming <3

    There are lots actually. I cried when a Chinese girl won a swimming race she was an underdog for the other night
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    Years ago Kerry shrug a us gymnast had an extremely bad ankle injury and the teams gold depended on her pulling off a near perfect vault. She did so and her and the team won gold.

    When that Aussie guy in the speed skating zoomed home for gold cause the other two fell over.

    Cathy freeman winning pretty much everything.

    Jane Seville winning the walk after previously being disqualified....

    Gymnastics in general....


    Keiran Perkins winning the 1500 meters..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    When that Aussie guy in the speed skating zoomed home for gold cause the other two fell over.
    Keiran Perkins winning the 1500 meters..
    These.. And Matthew Mitcham winning the diving at the last games..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post



    The biggest standout best moment in my mind was the 2000 Olympics swimming. Eric Moussaambani from Equatorial Guinea. He had never been in an Olympic pool and wasn't a fantastic swimmer but he got out there and swam his heart out by himself and finished the race. I thought he was absolutely amazing and it still makes me a little teary just thinking about it.?
    I remember this one...
    Also Gillian Rolton in the equestrian who fell off 2 or 3 times during the cross country and finished with a broken collar bone and ribs, the team won gold

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    I was going to say Eric Moussa...(?) as well

    My favourite though, was Derek Redmond in Barcelona, 1992. I was too young to remember, but have seen several YouTube clips of it.

    His hamstring snapped halfway through his sprint and he dropped to the ground like a tonne of bricks. He was desperate to at least finish the race and kept pushing the medics away, hobbling along in great agony. His Dad jumped up off the sideline, pushed past some security guards and put his arm around him and said 'We'll finish this together". And they did

    His father was actually asked to carry the torch in London for this Olympic games

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    Okay so I know this is slightly OT but Brisbane is hinted at bidding for the 2024 Olympics. I WOULD LOVE if Aus hosted Olympics again. I'd love to be able to have kids young enough to take to see some events.

    That's all

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Okay so I know this is slightly OT but Brisbane is hinted at bidding for the 2024 Olympics. I WOULD LOVE if Aus hosted Olympics again. I'd love to be able to have kids young enough to take to see some events.

    That's all
    Really?! That's awesome!

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    Apparently. 2024 or 2028. Melbourne also want to, but the AOC have hinted at Brisbane.

    It's gotta come back to Australia eventually!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I was going to say Eric Moussa...(?) as well

    My favourite though, was Derek Redmond in Barcelona, 1992. I was too young to remember, but have seen several YouTube clips of it.

    His hamstring snapped halfway through his sprint and he dropped to the ground like a tonne of bricks. He was desperate to at least finish the race and kept pushing the medics away, hobbling along in great agony. His Dad jumped up off the sideline, pushed past some security guards and put his arm around him and said 'We'll finish this together". And they did

    His father was actually asked to carry the torch in London for this Olympic games
    I am going to YouTube that tonight.

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