• Team USA's Ilona Maher Is Hilariously Thirsting Over Other Olympians on TikTok

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    Thanks to Team USA's Ilona Maher , the non-Olympian world is getting an inside glimpse of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Village. If you've ever wondered what the Olympians get up to when they're not competing, Ilona's TikToks are a great place to start. The rugby sevens player has some incredibly relatable thirst posts when it comes to interacting with her fellow athletes. And no, we don't mean "thirst traps." Turns out, she's just as captivated by the NBA players in the Games as we are. So if you're looking for a laugh, or for a new social media favorite, below are some of her best "thirst...
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  • Watch Classmates of Team USA's Lydia Jacoby Roaringly Cheer as She Wins Gold in the 100m Breaststroke

    Watch Classmates of Team USA's Lydia Jacoby Roaringly Cheer as She Wins Gold in the 100m Breaststroke

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    Team USA's 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby went from training in a 25-yard pool in Seward, Alaska, to winning her first Olympic gold medal in the women's 100m breaststroke. Up until the final seconds of the race, announcers were convinced South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker was going to take the gold medal. However, in the last lap, Jacoby - who happens to be a Pisces - powered past Schoenmaker to clinch the gold medal.
    In a post-race interview with Lilly King , who is a fellow Team USA member and the bronze medalist of the evening, King expressed that she was glad to see her gold-medal legacy in...
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  • Simone Biles Pulls Out of the Tokyo Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team Final

    Simone Biles Pulls Out of the Tokyo Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team Final

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    Simone Biles has withdrawn from the women's artistic gymnastics Olympic team final on July 27. Team USA, rotating alongside the ROC, began on vault with two solid efforts from Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles , after which Biles bailed out of her planned Amanar. More specifically, she only did one and a half twists out of her Yurchenko instead of the two and a half twists the vault requires. She landed in a deep squat, stumbled, then presented to the judges. Her effort received a 13.766. The ROC led after the first rotation by just over a point.
    Biles left the arena with a trainer...
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  • Team USA Battles to Win Olympic Team Silver Medal in Women's Gymnastics, ROC Wins Gold

    Team USA Battles to Win Olympic Team Silver Medal in Women's Gymnastics, ROC Wins Gold

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    It was a suspense-packed women's artistic gymnastics Olympic team final on July 27. Team USA, consisting of Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, and Grace McCallum , was the sure favorite to win its third straight Olympic team title, but after Biles bailed out of her planned Amanar vault and withdrew from the rest of the competition due to what USA Gymnastics called a "medical issue," the pressure was on. The Russian Olympic Committee took gold with the American women finishing in silver and Great Britain rising in the ranks to claim bronze.
    The ROC squad that includes Lilia Akhaimova...
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