8 of the Best Memes From This Year's Olympics

The 2016 Olympics are over, and we were lucky enough to see triumphs, failures, and downright hysterical moments to last a lifetime. There are plenty of event highlights to replay over and over again. But, if you're looking for moments that are going to be the new bar for Olympics glory, look no further: we've pulled together the best memes that will have you laughing (and crying for joy) till the 2020 Games.


Smiling Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is one of the biggest joys of the Olympic Games, and this year is no exception: his smile while crossing the finish line of the 100m dash led to a new meme. Many even think this photo is the only meme with enough emotion to rival Crying Jordan.



Lucky for us, Michael Phelps is no exception to memes. His infamous mean mugging face before the men's 200m butterfly definitely shows you what's going on in his head.


Laurie Hernandez's "I Got This"

Laurie Hernandez, the breakout star of the 2016 Olympics, is a reminder that if you put your mind to it, you can truly do anything — especially if you whisper it to yourself first.


Katie Ledecky Swimming Alone

Katie Ledecky (literally) blew all previous records out of the water and made history this Summer. Most of the footage and infographics that have come out of her record-breaking race, like the shot that looks like she is swimming alone, show that nobody is going to forget her any time soon.


The New Hottest Man in the World

The Tongan flag bearer, Pita Nikolas Taufatofua, rightfully captured our minds and souls as he walked in with the Tongan flag. Don't believe us? Just watch.


Fu Yuanhui Humbly Realizing She Won a Medal

It's not every day you're told that you did better than you thought — and it's even rarer that it gets caught on camera in all of its earnest and brilliant glory. That's what happened to Fu Yuanhui, who was told during an interview that she won a medal (and our hearts).


Diving Into Cups

It's not the way the Olympics were meant to be watched, but it's everything we've been thinking about since the Games started.