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20 Moments That Made the 2020 Olympics Unforgettable

 The Olympic Games are always exciting and emotional to watch, and even more so to participate in, but the 2020 Tokyo Olympics felt extra special. After a long wait caused by a global pandemic, we finally got to watch the best athletes in the world perform and compete on the world’s biggest stage. 

Now that these long-awaited Games have come to an end, we can look back on some of the most memorable moments of the last few weeks. The photo collection below showcases some powerful moments, athletes hitting milestones, and wholesome interactions caught on camera that made the Tokyo Olympics even more remarkable.

1. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz just earned the Philippines its first gold medal in the OlympicsMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Hidilyn Diaz

2. This man stood outside of the Tokyo Olympic Village every day to motivate athletesMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics encouraging sign

3. High jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim from Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy shared the gold medal, which has not happened since 1912Most Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Mutaz Essa Barshim And Gianmarco Tamberi

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4. Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley knitting in the stands to calm his nerves while watching the diving raceMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tom Daley knitting

5. Jamaica takes gold, silver, and bronze in women's 100mMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Jamaican 100 m winners

6. Triathlete Flora Duffy wins Bermuda's first-ever gold at the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Flora Duffy

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7. Simone Biles decided to withdraw from the Olympics to take care of her mental healthMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Simone Biles

8. American shot putter Ryan Crouser won a gold medal and had a message to his grandad: "Grandpa, we did it, 2020 Olympic Champion".Most Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Ryan Crouser

9. Norway's athlete Karsten Warholm broke his own 400-meter hurdles world recordMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Karsten Warholm

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10. Quanesha Burks - from working at McDonald's to becoming a Tokyo Olympics athlete in the long jumpMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Quanesha Burks

11. USA's Isaiah Jewett and Botswana's Nijel Amos got in an accident and fell. They got up together and walked each other to the finish line. Most Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics USA's Isaiah Jewett and Botswana's Nijel Amos

12. Rayssa Fadinha, 13, the youngest Brazilian athlete (and now medalist) in Olympics historyMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Rayssa Fadinha

13. The finish line of the men's marathon at the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's marathon finish line

14. 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya from Japan is the first gold medalist in women's street skateboardingMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Momiji Nishiya

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15. This is how India welcomed its first silver medalist of 2020, the weightlifter Mirabai ChanuMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics India welcomes winner home

16. The USA's National Women’s Volleyball Team reacts to their first-ever Olympic gold finish in a 3-1 sweep of BrazilMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics  USA's National Women’s Volleyball Team

17. When 17-year-old swimmer Lydia Jacoby won gold, people in her Alaska hometown couldn't contain their excitementMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Lydia Jacoby hometown celebrates

18. Sprinter Allyson Felix becomes the most decorated American athlete in Olympic track and field historyMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Allyson Felix

19. Australian high jumper Nicola McDermott gives herself a rating after every performance in her journalMost Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Nicola McDermott

20. The hands of Hidilyn Diaz after winning her country's first Olympic gold medal Most Powerful Moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Hidilyn Diaz hands

Source of images: Bored Panda

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