Woo hoo, the 2016 Rio Olympic games are about to begin!
Before the official ceremony starts, we’re looking back on some of our favorite moments in Olympic history by Team USA…from the time one track and field runner gave it his all to when women’s soccer unexpectedly won gold.
When Jesse Owens became the first American to win four gold medals
He came in first in the 100m, long jump, 200m, and 4x100m in the 1963 Berlin Olympics — and this was all in front of Adolf Hitler who thought Germans were superior in the Olympics.
When Abby Wambach scored the winning goal when tied with Brazil
Wambach brought the game against Brazil to a tie which lead them into overtime and a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
When Kerri Strug fought her ankle injury to win gold
She injured her ankle in the first attempt on the vault but fought through it and scored well enough when she stuck her landing in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
When Michael Phelps won eight gold medals
He brought home eight gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and many of those were all won by a split second — and five of those victories were in individual events.
When the Dream Team was assembled for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona
Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson…including many other basketball greats, they were “the most dominant squad assembled in any sport” (as noted by Sports Illustrated) and brought home gold against Croatia.
What are some of your fave moments from the past Olympics? Let us know in the comments below!
xx, The FabFitFun Team