Face slaps, snapshots and mishaps: 23 WTF moments from the eventful first week of the Olympic Video games in Tokyo

After waiting longer than expected for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to start, it was definitely worth the wait (whatever Piers Morgan claims) and made for some really memorable moments during the first week.

In addition to all the incredible sporting achievements, there were celebrations at the end of all the celebrations, seriously painful breakdowns, cheeky, scolding TV interviews and lots and lots of laughter.

Here are the most breathtaking moments you might have missed in the first week of the Tokyo Games …

And the award for the most enthusiastic celebration goes to the family and friends of Tom Dean …

Chaos in Maidenhead for @ tomdean00

Behind every athlete there is a group of friends & family – that is what this moment meant for them 🙌

@ LewisCoombespic.twitter.com / CN9tdx5rDo

– Team GB (@TeamGB) July 27, 2021

Although the Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui made a good race for his money with his loved ones …

Seek. At. This.

Ahmed Hafnaoui’s family in #TUN reacts when the teenager wins 400-meter gold in swimming at the #Olympiads.


– # Tokyo2020 (@JoySportsGH) July 25, 2021

Just like the family and friends of US gymnast Sunisa Lee …

Golden reaction for a golden moment! 🥇
@sunisalee_s family experiences historic victory! #TokyoOlympics | #OlympicHERstory | @ OnHerTurfpic.twitter.com / WcrZv3llaB

– #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 29, 2021

The moment Tom Daley and Matty Lee discovered they had topped the leaderboard was TV Gold …

The moment Tom Daley and Matty Lee realized they had won Olympic gold! 🥇🇬🇧https: //t.co/QL917cmMqO#bbcolympics#tokyo2020pic.twitter.com/UKbWnG4ZOe

– BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021

Like the reaction of Tom’s husband Dustin Lance Black …

I want a husband to support me like this # Tokyo2020 @ DLanceBlack @ TomDaley1994pic.twitter.com / 5XXq5mDqpz

– Dal Bologknees 🍝 (alDalBologknees) July 26, 2021

The entire state of Alaska cheered on swimmer Lydia Jacoby …

Or a #Alaska swimmer with a 🥇 https://t.co/52rOgaSbLf

– Peter Goodwin (@ PeterGoodwin3) July 27, 2021

And that hits you on the shoulder …

🇨🇲 Cameroon boxer Albert Mengue Ayissi with epic celebration of the TKO in the first round. We’re moving! # 237twitter # tokyo2020pic.twitter.com / PZK9BwiLEf

– 237twiitter (@ 237twiitter) July 24, 2021

But the wild celebration of the Australian swim coach Dean Boxall wins the gold …

The woman’s reaction to seeing my towel hung up and not on the floor # Olympics # Swimmingpic.twitter.com/mK27Xp1CdY

– Steve McGuinness (@ SteveMcG23) July 26, 2021

Besides all the joy, there was also a lot of pain …

During the warm-up it is something very special (* the German judoka Martyna Trajdos later defended her trainer and said: “I asked my trainer to do this, so please don’t reproach him. I need this before my fights to be awake.” . “)

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

What’s that sound? Oh just men who flinch everywhere …

This clip does NOT do justice to the absolutely cartoonish sound effect that occurred when it struck there. lol pic.twitter.com/B768T9xcrJ

– Joel Nixon (@GoodMorningJoel) July 25, 2021

Boxer Youness Baalla did not whisper sweet things in his opponent David Nyika’s ear …

Youness Baalla from Morocco tried to bite New Zealander David Nyika’s ear !!! # Boxing # Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/N6LJIqjb6S

– Ben Damon (@ben_damon) July 27, 2021

And things didn’t always go according to plan …

… like when the camera boat caused a false start at the men’s triathlon

🥵 27 ° C heat
☀ High humidity
🤯 A false start

Alex Yee faced many challenges to win a silver medal in the men’s triathlon at # Tokyo2020 🥈 # bbcolympics. to win

– BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021

Or when Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira’s surfboard broke in half …

Ryan Pierse via Getty Images

And he still won gold …

Ryan Pierse via Getty Images

And you can always count on live TV for some classic moments …

… How Adam Peaty drops the F-bomb, not once, but twice after winning gold

Adam Peaty won another Olympic gold medal …

… and then gave an interview that we will not forget anytime soon. 😅 # Tokyo2020 # bbcolympicshttps: //t.co/X2jvCeA6Rfpic.twitter.com/c9Ac85JoFM

– BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021

Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown also took part in the curse action

“What do you want to say to your mother and sister?”
“Fuck yeah oh shit … Woooo 🤙”

Congratulations to the legend Kaylee McKeown for the🥇and this perfect # Olympics moment pic.twitter.com/tgHOCzD0lD

– Jeremy Story Carter (@jstorycarter) July 27, 2021

“Third Leg” will never not be not funny. Just ask Tom Dean and Matthew Richards

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan proves that the story of “anti-sex” beds in the Olympic Village is “fake news” …

“Anti-sex” beds at the Olympic Games pic.twitter.com/2jnFm6mKcB

– Rhys McClenaghan (@McClenaghanRhys) July 18, 2021

The Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice may have lost an Olympic medal, but received a (very public) marriage proposal from her long-time trainer and partner …

TwitterThe Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice received a surprising marriage proposal from her trainer and partner in the middle of an interview.

Clare Balding? Never heard of her.

It was an honor for me to comment on the gymnastics today. pic.twitter.com/ZaBeoNRkNi

– Joe Tracini (@joetracini) July 24, 2021

Whoever created that can take off the rest of the Olympics

“Craig David is part of the GB Olympic Archery Management Team, primarily as an arch pick” # Howlingpic.twitter.com/dcBrpJ3S2i

– Nic Keaney (@NicKeaney) July 27, 2021

Finally, are Tom Daley’s talents endless?

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