Usain Bolt interrupts the interviewer to respect another country’s national anthem—that is, the United States of America’s national anthem. I have so much respect for this dude, and still would if it had been a different country’s anthem.
The most accomplished judo fighter the United States has ever produced closed her eyes for a moment and took a deep breath. Once heavy with a lifetime worth of nightmares, Kayla Harrison’s broad shoulders rose slightly and then fell.
As Harrison’s name was announced as the 78kg gold medalist, her life began flashing by, she said, a flipbook of memories that led her to this Olympic stage.
I hope that someone writes a children’s book about her, because I want it in my classroom library.