2020 Tokyo Olympics: Watch As Flying Fish Leads Lap of Open Water Swim

by Samantha Whidden

Need a good laugh? Look no further. On Tuesday (August 3rd), a flying fish soared in front a lap of open water swim in Odaiba Marine Park during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

During commentaries, NBC Olympics correspondents began chatting about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ race when one proclaimed, “LOOK AT THE FISH!” 

NBC’s followers also reacted to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics video with as much enthusiasm as the network’s correspondent. “Lol @NBCOlympics my wife yelled the same thing. ‘LOOK AT THE FISH,’” one Twitter user writes. Another also comments, “You’re looking at the next gold medalist in Japanese fish jumping.”

Team USA Continues to Dominate During 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Olympics, which kicked off on July 23rd, have been absolutely amazing for Team USA. The team currently has 24 gold medals, trailing behind China, which has 32 gold medals. Team USA has 28 silver and 21 bronze medals, bring the total number of medals to 73. 

Team USA basketball is now heading to the semifinals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after taking on Team Spain and winning 95-81. “We’ve got to finish it,” Team USA’s Kevin Durant stated. “We’re supposed to be here. For us, it’s about getting the gold.” 

Team USA Men’s Basketball will be taking on Team Australia on Thursday (August 5th). Meanwhile, Team USA’s Women’s Basketball will be going against Team Australia’s Women’s team on Wednesday (August 4th) in the quarterfinals. 

Team USA’s 3×3 Women’s Basketball recently made history by winning the inaugural gold medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Speaking about winning the gold, Stephani Dolson revealed in an interview, “It’s always special to be the first of anything. Basketball runs deep in the USA blood. So for us to have this accomplishment, as well, and to hopefully start something is really special.”

Team USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock Is First Black Women to Win the Gold Medal Wrestling 

Team USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first woman to claim the gold medal in wrestling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Speaking about her big win, Mensah-Stock told New York Times, “Oooooh, it was awesome.”

Mensah-Stock also recalls her reactions prior to winning the gold. “I’m like, ‘if one of us wins, we’re making history. You’re making history. I’m making history. We’re making history. It’s fantastic.”

Mensah-Stock also discusses how she felt after her final match against Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria. “Young women are going to see themselves in a number of ways. And they’re going to look up there and go, ‘I can do that. I can see myself.’”

“From the very beginning, I knew I could get here,” Mensah-Stock goes on to add.

Mensah-Stock is a one-time Olympic, two-time U.S. Open champion, and three-time Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix Champion (first in U.S. history). She is also a two-time Final X Champion and 2019 Pan American Championships champion.