The first week of action at the 2016 Rio Olympics concluded last night having produced a treasure trove of animated GIFs, including one imagining Simone Biles’ flipping ability taken to other-worldly extremes.
A .gif image with topic of Funny uploaded by tobeAnElephantornottobe. Simone really can flip
Here we present the best of the rest for your viewing pleasure…
SYNCHRONIZED CUP DIVING
Chinese pair Chen Aisen and Lin Yue took 10m synchro cup-diving gold.
A .gif image with topic of Staff Picks uploaded by exgexg. Synchronized Solo Diving
Lithuanian weightlifter Aurimas Didžbalis failed on his final lift, but flipped for joy over securing the bronze medal.
A .gif image with topic of Rio 2016 uploaded by VeryVeryVeryBreakyBreakyBreakyBishiBishi. When things are going bad but you have a great attitude
A crash during the Keirin heats nearly launched Laurine van Riessen into the stands.
A .gif image from /r/olympics/comments/4xj3yw/crash_during_the_keirin_heats_nearly_launches_van/. Crash during the Keirin heats nearly launches Van Riessen into the stands
TINY ELF TICKLING
American Jeff Henderson won gold in the long jump by a centimeter, but not before tickling an invisible elf that was trying to bite him on the runway.
Album with topic of Rio 2016 uploaded by cliffhero. MRW I’m tickling a tiny invisible elf but it keeps trying to bite me
A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
Katie Ledecky appeared to have the pool to herself during the final lap of the women’s 800m freestyle final.
A .gif image uploaded by raelshark. This camera pan of Ledecky is the shot of the Olympics
Croatian gymnast Ana Derek stuck her vault landing, but the preceding portion lacked difficulty.
A .gif image uploaded by RespectMyAuth. Croatian gymnast Ana Derek sticks the landing
Russian diver Nadezhda Bazhina tallied a zero on the 3-meter springboard.
A .gif image with topic of Rio 2016 uploaded by InOtterNews. My favourite olympics fail so far