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Disappointing losses, historic wins: why Tokyo Olympics is always on trend

By Taylor Knight (Social Media Reporter), Mahmoud Bennett (Editor )

In the latest day of Olympic Games competition, Simone Biles dropped from a team final, Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the women’s tennis singles tournament, and Flora Duffy earned a historic win in the triathlon for Bermuda.

TAYLOR KNIGHT:

THERE IS A LOT GOING ON WITH THE TOKYO SUMMER GAMES AND I’M NOT JUST TALKING WINS AND LOSSES. 

SIMONE BILES WITHDRAWS, NAOMI OASAK LOSES AND THE SMALLEST COUNTRY TO EVER WIN GOLD IS WHAT’S TRENDING.

FIRST MAJOR UPSET FOR TEAM USA WHEN SIMONE BILES WITHDREW FROM THE GYMNASTICS WOMEN’S TEAM FINAL FOR WHAT WAS FIRST DISCLOSED AS A MEDICAL ISSUE, LATER REVEALED AS MENTAL HEALTH REASONS SHE COULD NOT IGNORE. 

EVEN THOUGH BILES DID NOT FINISH THE EVENT WITH HER TEAM, SHE DIDN’T STOP SHOWING HER SUPPORT.  

NBC’S HODA KOTB TWEETED ABOUT SIMONE BILES SAYING SHE ALREADY WON. AS SHE CHEERED ON HER TEAM FROM THE SIDELINES. 

ALL THE PRESS COVERAGE ON NAOMI OSAKA LEADING UP TO THE GAMES, MAY HAVE GOTTEN TO HER. SHE LOST TO CZECH REPUBLIC’S MARKETA VONDROUSOVA DURING THE THIRD ROUND OF THE WOMEN’S SINGLES TOURNAMENT.

PEOPLE ON TWITTER DID NOT RESPOND WELL TO THE NEWS OF OSAKA AND BILES. ACCORDING TO JOURNALIST KEITH NELSON JR, THE OLYMPICS MIGHT AS WELL BE  CANCELED.

BUT LET’S END ON A HAPPY NOTE. 

HISTORY WAS  MADE FOR BERMUDA, AS TRIATHLETE,  FLORA DUFFY BROUGHT HOME THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL WIN TO THE COUNTRY OF SIXTY THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE.

NOW BERMUDA IS THE SMALLEST COUNTRY TO EVER WIN A GOLD MEDAL AT THE SUMMER GAMES. 

AFTER FOUR OLYMPICS, DUFFY FINALLY MADE HER MARK. 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT’S TRENDING WITH THE OLYMPICS TODAY?

LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. 

 

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In the latest day of Olympic Games competition, Simone Biles dropped from a team final, Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the women’s tennis singles tournament, and Flora Duffy earned a historic win in the triathlon for Bermuda.

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