B&T’s Tokyo Olympics Wrap: Earthquakes, Ankles & Simone Biles

B&T’s Tokyo Olympics Wrap: Earthquakes, Ankles & Simone Biles
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The Tokyo Olympics has proven to be both a winner for Seven and a winner for Aussie’s morale. Suddenly we can all make small talk about something besides the daily COVID-19 press conference.

Sadly, the Olympics won’t last forever, but for now, we get to enjoy watching Sunrise reporter, Mark Beretta survive an earthquake, live at the games.

Beretta continued his sports report despite the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that was causing him to shake.

Beretta was reporting from atop a 10-storey building. Thankfully, the earthquake passed and everyone was fine.

Beretta can now return safely to his ungodly early morning starts at Sunrise. Admittedly, that might be more tiring than surviving a minor earthquake.

However, the Olympics doesn’t just provide natural disasters, it provides feel-good, and dare we say inspiring moments?

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan was competing in the women’s 1500m heat when she fell. But Hassan got up and managed to not just limp to the finish line, but take off racing and win!!

This extraordinary moment gave real meaning to the phrase – dust yourself off and try again.

Naturally, Twitter loved it!

After facing a big week of public scrutiny, US gymnast Simone Biles, who withdraw from several competitions citing mental health, returned to compete and she didn’t just compete she won bronze!

After her win, Biles told reporters that one of the reasons her mental health had taken a hit the week before, was because her beloved aunty had tragically passed away.

Arguably, this information made Piers Morgan look even more insensitive than usual.

Biles win was met with an outpouring of love on Twitter.

In, oh dear news, Irish boxer Aidan Walsh was forced to withdraw from the men’s welterweight semi-final, because of an ankle injury.

Except Walsh didn’t get his injury from training or competing, instead Walsh hurt his ankle when he was celebrating his last win.

Walsh got a little too excited and did a little bit too much jumping for joy and unfortunately injured himself.

However, it wasn’t all bad news for the overexcited Irishman, he still collected a bronze medal in men’s welterweight, sadly, Walsh was on crutches when he collected it.

In disappointing news, Australian rugby and football players are under investigation for allegedly behaving poorly on their flights home from the Olympics.

The Olympics sevens team and the Olyroos are now being investigated by their respective clubs, Rugby Australia and Football Australia.

While details have yet to come to light about what exactly went down, here at B&T we are some Tiktoker, will spill the tea.

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