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Why we loved Rio 2016!

August 22, 2016

So you might of thought it was a little out of character that the Beauty Closet's Facebook and Twitter was taken over by Olympic news, but the reason we really got behind our girls and boys is because soon we will be launching #BCGetActive.

 

 

Beauty starts within, regular exercise and eating healthy can make your skin look younger, hair shinier, and make you feel happier.

 

The Beauty Closet is launching the Get Active rewards, so if your a member you will receive discounts and freebies for local sports clubs that you can use for yourself, children or the whole family. We will be revealing all details in mid September.

 

We streamed the Olympics in the salon and was glued to it at home, and really witnessed history in the making. From Mighty Max Whitlock (pictured above) becoming the first British athlete to win 2 gold medals in Gymnastics individual finals, Mo Farah becoming the first British athlete to defend his Olympic titles on the track, Adam Petty (pictured below) wining the first of Team GB's gold in the pool in 28 years plus setting a new world record in 100m breast stroke and Chris Mears and Jack Laughter becoming the the first ever gold diving medal winners.

 

Here are our Top 10 Olympic Moments

 

10. That awful leg break

 

 After all the years of training, it all came down to this moment, little did French Gymnast Samir Ait Said know that he would go down in history, not for being a gold medal champion but for a historic accident. Not only did the double leg break ruin his chance at Olympic Glory in Rio, but Samir also got dropped by the ambulance crew. Two days after the double break occurred, Samir was photographed at Rio’s Vitoria Barra Hospital not just recovering with a smile on his face — he was walking too!

Although Samir had to hang on to a walker (understandably so), he appeared to be in decent spirits as he made his way around the hospital with his leg in a cast. He even smirked at the cameras and held up his pointer fingers indicating he’s still No. 1 after such a horrifying incident!

 

09. This Parody 

 

 The video itself maybe 8 years old, but French YouTube star Remi Gaillard still managed to make it viral again. Remi is seen doing Gymnastics it the most familiar of places, doing rings on a bus to doing the P bars in the streets. He also has other Olympic inspired video's on his channel that are just as surreal,  

 

 

08. That Green pool

 

 

 Water quality at Rio hasn't exactly been the best. Guanabara Bay, the home of the sailing was polluted with raw sewage, house hold waste, a sofa and dead body. And if that wasn't enough the diving and water polo pool's suddenly turned a deep shade of green. Officials claimed it posed no risk to the athletes, but the water polo pool did get drained for the synchronized swimming as it was too murky to see. Still there is no official explanation on why it turned green, An expert said hydrogen peroxide may be to blame for the green coloring."On the day of the Opening Ceremonies of the Games, 80 liters of hydrogen peroxide was put in the water,This creates a reaction to the chlorine which neutralizes the ability of the chlorine to kill organics. This is not a problem for the health of anyone."

 

Rio did say they wanted to be known for the 'Green Olympic's'

 

07. Super Saturday Part 2

 

While Super Saturday Part 2 wasn't as epic as London 2012, it certainty was tense, you could probably tell but our twitter feed. It all started with Greg Rutherford defending his Long Jump title, and although he didn't manage it, he certainly gave it his best shot with a very tense final, He finished in third winning himself and Team GB a very respectable bronze medal.

 

 Next to the stand was the almighty Mo Farah. In usual style Mo hung back, but he did start his campaign, and as he started to take lead, Mo fell, but you can't keep a good man down, he was straight up and made up for lost time and eventually after a tight race brought home the gold. This made Mo the only British running athlete to win 3 golds in Olympic games at that time (London and Rio). So understandably we did the Mo Bot at 2.30am.

 

Last but no least Jess Ennis took her final bid in winning the Women's heptathlon, and although she didn't, she did take silver, losing out to Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam. We also got a glimpse at rising British star Katarina Johnson-Thompson known as KJT, who finished in 6th place, one to watch in 2020.

 

06. Sir Bradley Wiggins last Olympic win

 Cycling is where Team GB always shines, but the brightest star has to be Sir Bradley Wiggins, who in this Olympic's after his sensational gold win in the Team Pursuit became the most decorated British athlete with a total tally of 8 Golds. Bradley also announced that this will be his last Olympics, and what a way to go out.

 

05. Adam Peaty world record 

 To win a gold in an Olympics is any athletes dream, but to set a world record, and to become the first Team GB medal winner in Rio is a thing unthinkable. Well it was until this guy showed up. Adam Peaty just 3 weeks ago was unknown to most, but over night became a a super star (fish). In his first heat Adam beat the word record, achievement in itself right? But in the finals he smashed that record in the 100M breast stroke finals finishing the race in 57.62 seconds. Then in the Men's 4x100m medley relay Team GB won silver where Adam gave Michael Phelps a run for his money.

Could Adam become Team GB most successful winner, we have a feeling so! 

 

04. Mighty Max Whitlock

 This 23 year old from Hertfordshire has certainly used Rio to make a name for himself. Whist at the beginning of the games most people was turning to Louis Smith to be the outstanding gymnast of Team GB, but mighty Max stole the show, not only was his the first British Gymnast to win a medal in the All around's in 108 years (Clip above), but became the the superstar of Supreme Sunday. He won not 1, but two, yes TWO gold's in under TWO hours and became the first ever gymnast to win a gold in individual floor exercise, and then his second in individual pommel horse blocking Louis Smith's gold attempt. Max will be one to look for in 2020.

 

03. The Brownlee's 

 

Now we break out in a sweat just crossing the road to Gregg's, but can you imagine swimming for 1 mile, instantly followed by an 3 mile bike ride, and then a 1 and a half mile run.... In 28 degree's. Well the Brownlee brother's did in just a little over 1 hour and 45 minutes. Alistair won Gold back in 2012 whilst brother Johnny won Bronze. This time around not only did Alistair win gold, he became the first athlete ever to defend his Olympic title, with well over 45 seconds between 1st and 3rd. He was so in front he walked over the finish line and had already sat down when Silver medallist of Rio 2016 Johnny Brownlee  crossed the line.. The biggest competition was each other. Triathlon's are normally a bit boring to watch but the Brownlee brother's have made it exciting and thrilling to watch.

 

02. Supreme Sunday 

 So we woke up verrrrrry tired on what was to become Supreme Sunday after staying up til 4am for Super Saturday part 2. Sunday started a bit slow, then it all kicked off. It was so exciting that we can't even remember in what order things we're won.

 

On day 9, Team GB claimed 8 medals, Justin Rose won Team GB first gold medal in Golf in 112 years, Nick Dempsey won a silver in wind surfing, Jason Kenny won a gold in the Cycling men's sprint and defended his Olympic title as did Andy Murray in tennis. .Louis Smith won a silver in individual pommel horse whist Team mate Max Whitlock won Gold and also he won gold in the individual floor finals, whist making history, he became Britain's first ever gymnast to do that, Not bad for a casual Sunday,

 

01. History in the making 

When the commentators say 'this is history in the making' you tend to tune out, however this Olympics history was really being made, from the record amount of medals being won in 108 years to the first Double Double winner.

 

Some of the notable Olympians to mention are Mo Farah for defending both 10,000 and 5,000m titles, being the first athlete to do that making him the most successful track athlete from Team GB and the worlds most decorated long distance runner, then there is Mighty Max who first won bronze in the individual all around and then winning two gold in individual finals making him the most successful British gymnast and our first Olympian gymnastics champion.

 

Adam peaty broke the world record in the 100m breast stroke that he set the night before, then the brown lee brothers slated the the triathlon for the second Olympics in a row whilst Jack laughter and Chris Mears became our first ever diving gold champions. the girls hockey team won Team GB first ever medal in hockey, and Nicola Adams became the first ever Briton to defend her title in female fly boxing.

 

Laura Trott & Jason Kenny became team GB golden couple totalling with 10 golds between them after Rio, and on the tennis court Andy Murray became the first male in history to defend his gold title after London 2012. The women's track team made history becoming the first ever team Gb bronze medal winners in 4x100m whilst Jade Jones retained her title of Olympic gold champion title of Women 57kg Taekwondo.

 

There were so many historic moments, and if your interested in learning more, BBC iPlayer have their Olympic playlist of all the great moments. (Available til mid September 2016) It's truly been a spectacular games, not only are we looking forward to the Rio Paralympics but also Tokyo 2020  

 

 

 

 

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