The Olympics is definitely the biggest sporting game! This year’s Tokyo Olympics is no less. Indians are really happy with the kind of hard work and perseverance the athletes have put forward to win medals for their nation. Win or lose, they already are champions in the eyes of millions!
Be it Lovlina, PV Sindhu, or Mirabai Chanu winning medals for us or be it our Men’s and women’s hockey team entering the semi-finals, or the latest updates of Deepak Punia and Neeraj Chopra qualifying for the finals, we are just too happy to see these athletes perform their best.
We are definitely proud of athletes like Anshu Malik and Mary Kom who fought hard for the nation too!
While we speak of the Olympics as a high-spirited sport, there are some moments from the event that made their way to the meme world! The internet is going gaga over these memes and I am sure even you guys won’t get over them soon! So let us show you some of the most viral Olympic memes of this year!
1. The Motivation We All Need!
While we were constantly glued to our television screens looking at the medal tally, Judo star Martyna Trajdos’s visuals suddenly went viral for a reason! Her coach was seen shaking and slapping her as a part of the pre-match preparations. The video made its way to the internet and memes took it to another level. Have a look!
My first cup of coffee greeting me in the morning… pic.twitter.com/xCZwjdWqwt— Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) July 28, 2021
I wish my alarm clock could be like martyna trajdos's coach— honey caiman (@justsavagemma) July 28, 2021
Need someone to motivate slap me like this 😬— Marc (@Verniey_MX) July 28, 2021
There is context. There must be context.— Shireen Ahmed- Politically Correct Pundit (@_shireenahmed_) July 27, 2021
*whispers: what is the context?* https://t.co/M4VrfRTzzf
2. Now That’s Normal Guys!
Tom Daley did wow us with his sharp and precise diving skills, but outside sports, he has also won our hearts with his love for knitting. Well girls, now get a man who can do both, right? Tom Daley’s picture of knitting at the Olympics did make everyone’s day. As soon as the picture surfaced, it didn’t take much time for the memes to make their way to the internet too!
When you gotta win a gold medal at 7, but finish your niece's hat by 8.— Chanice Hird (@Chanice_H12) August 1, 2021
Now I feel like I have license to knit at all work meetings: Tom Daley Is Knitting His Way Through The Tokyo Olympics https://t.co/jCCutmXO5s— Neela Banerjee (@neelaeast) August 2, 2021
My sweet son making me a new snood cos he heard it's less than 5 months til christmas ☺️ https://t.co/HGNqiZ4qJS— Beth Watson (@bethwhatcanido) August 1, 2021
3. Nothing Is More Relatable Than This!
The only part of the Olympic games that we all related to was when the Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil didn’t realize that she won a gold medal because she wasn’t wearing her glasses in the pool. She was seen squinting and this is such wholesome content! We love her!
4. We Wanted To Yell – Control, Uday, Control!!!
The most interesting ones that made it to the memes list weren’t any of the athletes but one of the coaches. Yes! Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus won gold, seeing this, the coach Dean Boxall tore off his face mark, screamed, and, uh, mimed intimacy with a guardrail. Well, what followed was a meme fest on Twitter.
Hi where do I apply to have my allocated Dean Boxall Enthusiastic Head Cheerleader I need someone to hype me after I complete menial tasks at home— corgi (@courtwhip) July 26, 2021
Caption 2:— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) July 26, 2021
When the drums hit in “In The Air Tonight.” https://t.co/Vp5HfmrWGe
when I stop the microwave at :01 https://t.co/TwkwPh4pd8— mallory (@MalloryDirks) July 26, 2021
5. Did You Say Free Pizzas?
Mirabai Chanu made us all proud by winning a medal for the nation. As a mark of respect Dominos declared that they will be providing her with free pizzas for life. And all that people could remember was the time when a ‘so-called feminist’ claimed she was hit by the pizza delivery guy and hence didn’t pay for the same.
6. Chak De India!
The women’s hockey team qualifying for the semi-finals was a dream come true for India. When the moment came, everyone rejoiced, tears rolled down and Twitter was flooded with the Chak De India memes! Well, it was definitely the Chak De moment for all of us!
7. No Words!
As the Men’s hockey team lost to Belgium, angry fans took to Twitter to share memes and said that a biased umpiring took place. While the allegations are completely not ours to make, the memes definitely made us all crack up! Have a look
Well, while we rejoice in the memes that occurred during the Olympic games, there have been few other instances that made us all extremely happy. These instances empowered us as human beings. Some of them are listed below.
- When Gianmarco Tamberi and Muta Essa Barshim agreed to share the gold medal after tying in the men’s high jump.
Wow. What a moment of elation. Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi have agreed to share the gold medal in the high jump.— Chris Chavez (@ChrisChavez) August 1, 2021
They did not have any misses through 2.37m. No jump-off. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/WuX3RD4r5d
- Commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey breaking into tears after watching the Indian Hockey team win over Great Britain.
Today when Indian #Hockey team defeated Great Britain by 3-1, the commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey were in tears.— Ankit Lal 🏹 (@AnkitLal) August 1, 2021
I was watching live and could perceive the emotions from their voice but this video is just raw emotions. 🏑 🙂#TearsOfJoy #Olympics #OlympicsInHindi pic.twitter.com/GK1nZVvlap
- Germany’s women gymnasts made a statement by wearing full-length bodysuits instead of bikini-cut leotards.
- Simone Biles withdrawing from individual all-around gymnastics competition to focus on her mental well-being.
the outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before. 🤍— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 29, 2021
- New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first out transgender woman to compete in the Olympics.
Do let us know if we have missed any!