Kind of cool to have the Olympics back, isn't it? We have already seen a Minnesota teen capture the gold and the hearts around the country. 18-year old Sunisha Lee stepped into the spotlight after Simone Biles dropped out, and she amazed everyone by winning the gold medal in the women's gymnastics all-around competition. This was one of the patented moments that you see in almost every Olympics.

When an unknown from Minnesota becomes a hero overnight.

Unfortunately for Lee, she let social media distract her from what she had trained so hard for years - to WIn Gold, not Bronze. After her ist place victory just days ago, she was flooded with national attention - interviews and the twists and twirls of Twitter. Everybody wanted a piece of the girl from St.Paul, Minnesota. That's how instant fame goes.

"Probably going to delete Twitter"

After her disappointing performance at the uneven bars (considered her strength), Lee settled for a Bronze medal - and she was the first to admit that the media crush from her Gold winning display just three days earlier prevented her from a second win. She immediately declared that she would probably delete her Twitter account.

Shifting gears to what I think the Olympics is all about

One split second is all it took for something truly amazing that happened, and to me, it's what the Olympics is all about. Sunday during the final heat of men's 800 meters, with less than 200 meters - ONE SPLIT SECOND and he was on the ground - tumbling hard with the runner behind him - Botswana's Nijel Amos. Both of them were immediately out of contention, they slowly stood up, shook hands, hugged, and jogged slowly to the finish line. They finished last but did they really? Those two WON the Olympics for me - their medals are self-pride and incredible sportsmanship.

 

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