Rio 2016: Men’s Water Polo and Men’s Gymnastics

After a super short rest (because the opening ceremony let out at midnight) we headed over to the Olympic Stadium area for some Water Polo and Gymnastics!

Superman, I mean Jake Dalton!

Superman, I mean Jake Dalton!

I’m gonna just shut up and post the pics, and let you enjoy the games, just like we did.

I can't believe they can actually see anything in the water

I can’t believe they can actually see anything in the water

Coolest robes ever

Coolest robes ever

The team lines up to sing the national anthem

The team lines up to sing the national anthem

Trying to go for the goal, USA is blocking Croatia

Trying to go for the goal, USA is blocking Croatia

Do they yell GOOOOOOOL in Water Polo too?

Do they yell GOOOOOOOL in Water Polo too?

Team USA high fives Croatia team after a tough loss

Team USA high fives Croatia team after a tough loss

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Team Italy dives into the water

Team Italy dives into the water

Italy shoots for the goal!

Italy shoots for the goal!

Is licking your lips standard before a vault?

Is licking your lips standard before a vault?

Sam Mikulak goes for the Vault

Sam Mikulak goes for the Vault

Stuck the landing!

Stuck the landing!

Always look where you're flipping

Always look where you’re flipping

Team Germany on the bar

Team Germany on the bar

North Korea, Exertion Face

North Korea, Exertion Face

Spying on Team USA Gymnastics

Spying on Team USA Gymnastics

The Rings, Rio 2016, Team GB

The Rings, Rio 2016, Team GB

Sam Mikulak after the Horizontal Bar

Sam Mikulak after the Horizontal Bar

Just another Ab Workout

Just another Ab Workout

And some more flipping

And some more flipping

Flipping through the air

Flipping through the air

Seriously... a tupperware of Talc?

Seriously… a tupperware of Talc?

Get prepped for that pommel!

Get prepped for that pommel!

Sam on the Pommel

Sam on the Pommel

As you can see, Alex Naddour "cups"

As you can see, Alex Naddour “cups”

Check out that wicked London 2012 Tattoo :)

Check out that wicked London 2012 Tattoo 🙂

Prowess on the rings

Prowess on the rings

Iron Cross

Iron Cross

Considering I can barely touch my toes, I’m always impressed by what these gymnasts can do.  We were pretty lucky to have snagged tickets to these events, so I hope you’ve enjoyed as much as we did!

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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