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Sport: 11 amazing moments (from Simone Biles to a shared gold) we'll remember from the Tokyo Olympics

Will this be Shaun White's last Winter Olympics? Maybe. Or maybe not.

  Will this be Shaun White's last Winter Olympics? Maybe. Or maybe not. Shaun White's gold medal in the men's halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018 was his third, a record for a snowboarderThe three-time gold medalist said Tuesday he has no idea whether Beijing will be the end of his Olympic career. He’s said that before, only to find himself back in the halfpipe at the next Winter Games.

This is the Morning Win. This is our last take on the Tokyo Olympics. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. Charles Curtis is filling in for Andy Nesbitt today.

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The Tokyo Olympics are coming to a close this weekend, with the closing ceremony just days away.

So let’s look back for a moment. What will we remember from the past two weeks of competition, with its usual set of awe-inspiring moments?

While there are still memories left to be made (U.S. men’s basketball will play for gold Friday night!), I’ll give you a few things that I’ll remember from this set of Games, in no particular order.

Simone Biles 'Still Scared to do Gymnastics' After Withdrawal From Tokyo Olympics

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1. Simone Biles, of course, who made the right decision for her mental and physical health by pulling out of nearly all the gymnastics competitions before returning to incredibly win bronze in the balance beam.

This quote will stick with me from a TODAY show appearance: “We’re human too, and we have real emotions, and sometimes they don’t realize that we have things going on behind the scenes that affect us whenever we go out and compete.”

2. Caeleb Dressel winning five golds. What a performance. But he pulled back the curtain to remind us that competing at this level is really tough: “It’s not the most enjoyable process but it is worth it. Every part of it is worth it. Just cause it’s bad doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.”

3. Ahmed Hafnaoui’s reaction to winning 400m free gold.

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  Phone call, worn underwear, Sharpie: How Ariel Torres' historic Olympic medal quest in karate began For karateka Ariel Torres, the first American to win an Olympic medal in karate, the road to Tokyo started with a call, worn underwear and a Sharpie. Your browser does not support this video Five years before he took bronze in men’s kata at the Tokyo Games, 18-year-old Torres received a call from his sensei, Robert Young of Goju-Ryu Miami Kenseikan. Young told Torres that karate was being added to the Olympic program for 2020. However, karate wouldn’t be featured at the 2024 Paris Olympics, so Torres needed to spend the next four years working toward qualification.

4. Families and friends celebrating from afar. See: Suni Lee’s gold-winning moment and Dressel’s tearful moment.

5. Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad’s unreal 400m hurdles race.

6. Mopsi the dressage horse that stole the show.


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7. Sifan Hassan falling down in a 1500m heat but winning it anyway.

8. An amazing block by Nic Batum that could eventually lead to a France basketball gold.

9. A pair of perfect 10s for China diver Quan Hongchan.

10. Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi deciding to share gold in the high jump.

11. Little funny things: the basketball-playing robot. Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown accidentally cursing on TV. The baseball bullpen cart that’s a baseball throne.

I’m missing so many more. But that’s quite a collection to start with, isn’t it?

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  Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley makes a splash with knitting, crocheting projects in Tokyo British diver Tom Daley, who won gold in synchronized 10-meter platform, has taken social media by storm with craft projects during Tokyo Olympics.Daley on Wednesday revealed a cardigan he made and embroidered with symbols to represent the Tokyo Games and Team Great Britain. The sweater features the word “Tokyo” on the front, a Union Jack flag, and a “Team GB” logo with Olympic rings.

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Biles' balancing act .
Simone Biles will return to the Olympics on the balance beam. And flights were canceled left and right, leaving travelers stranded. It's Monday's news.???? Happy Monday! It's Laura, with all the news you need to know.

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