I think the meme here says it all. But I will make a couple of points to go along with it. One America still dominates international sports contests. Sure we had to listen to a flurry of whining after the Beijing Olympics that China, despite finishing in the medal count behind us was the real winner because the received more golds than we did. Sure, it may be a valid argument. But the same people failed to listen to the counter argument, the fact the games were held in China. Every time we’ve held the games in the good old U.S.A. we’ve cleaned up. Why did they not expect an emerging superpower, with their medal winning torture schools, to earn a bevy of medals on home soil. Regardless we still beat them on overall medal count. Fast forward four years to neutral soil.
I cannot tell you how many articles I read predicting China would come out on top of the medal count. Their superior training techniques and blah, blah, blah would lead them past the United States and their ascension to glory would be a quick as our fall from it, plus they would actually deserve it. As if we didn’t deserve everything we’ve earned. Well, I’ll tell you what American athletes stuck it in the face of not only China, but served notice to the rest of the world that not only are we remaining dominant, we are training a new bunch of young ones to continue whipping their collective butts at meets for the next several decades, hahahaha. That’s right fear us.
When you factor in that America had her best haul of gold medals off American soil, the previous being 45 in Paris (1924) and Mexico City (1968), was the only country in triple digits, and finished seventeen medals ahead of the nearest competition, you can also figure that all those sports experts are now busy trying to eat the crow or rescind the words they used to disparage our great nation. Then consider this China won 18 medals split between badminton, table tennis (i.e. ping pong), and trampoline. Are you kidding me? I don’t care what anyone else says, those are sports the olympic committee added to the games just so foreign nations could compete with America. They’re not sports, they are recreational activities that no one takes seriously, unless you are one of the 100 athletes worldwide that engage in the sport. You take away those crap medals and in real sports, the Chinese fell way behind in the medal count, from second to fourth, which is really more like it.
I don’t hate rubbing it in the faces of other countries either because guess what? In four years we’ll be in Rio. The U.S. will own the rest of the world once again in dramatic fashion, smashing world records and showboating because we can, and I will be there to scream at my t.v. the loudest while I wallow in the luxury that comes with being a country that knows how to win at life.