As the Olympics are coming to a close, we must, absolutely must make a list of the most embarrassing events/moments at these games. Sadly at #1 would be …
Our very own Ryan Lochte.
“What was he thinking?” That is all that we are thinking. Honestly, I feel bad for the guy. We all know that he isn’t the sharpest but at the same time, what was so scary that he had to make up this story? I guess the answer lies in the original assertion, he isn’t the sharpest. He probably wanted another shot at a reality show to make more bucks now, no chance.
At #2 is Australia’s Cedric Dubler, Decathlon Athlete.
When throwing the javelin, he missed throwing it right and almost impaled a photographer. The photographers and cameramen were congratulating each other for being alive. Cedric was horrified at his mistake but couldn’t get hold of his nerves long enough to make a throw that would be competitive enough to give him enough points.
At #3 is Helen Skelton
The BBC host for the Olympics was wowing audiences with her dresses hiked up a bit high during her interviews and coverage of the swimming competition. No stranger to embarrassing wardrobe mishaps, her skirt blew up while she was on camera at the London Games in 2012. Maybe she needs to take some advice from the queen and add weights to her hems.
At #4 is not so embarrassing, really more painful.
Samir Ait Said of France broke his leg in two places when he was trying to qualify for the men’s vault event. Terribly sad considering that it was the first day for the games and the Olympics isn’t happening for another four years. Get well soon, Samir.
and at #5 Ilya Zakharov.
Saddest of all, this London Olympics gold medal winner seemed strangely out of sorts during his springboard dives. At one point, his feet hit the board on his way to completing a dive. Maybe on that dive he could blame the gusting winds for destroying his concentration but the next day, he dove and pretty much belly flopped into the water getting scores of zeroes across the board.
Who knows what happened to Ilya but these were not the games for him.
…. closing ceremonies, please.