Tokyo 2020 - Most emotional moments of the Games: Simone Biles, Tom Daley and double gold medalists
The Olympics often deliver emotional moments and Tokyo 2020 has been no different. Fans have been treated to many heartwarming moments including Simone Biles' triumphant return and Tom Daley finally winning a gold medal. Here are some of the best emotional moments. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
'History made!' - Watch incredible moment Daley and Lee realise they're Olympic champions
'Let's have one each!' - Amazing moment Barshim and Tamberi decide to share high jump gold
Two elite high jumpers were locked in first position together when officials approached the duo about a jump off. Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim had other ideas, however, and asked if he and close friend Gianmarco Tamberi could share the gold medal. Barshim’s Italian rival immediately accepted the offer and what proceeded was one of the most heart-warming moments ever in Olympic history.
There was wild celebrations from both men, with Barshim saying: “He’s one of my best friends. Not only on the track but outside of the track. We’re always together almost. True spirit, sportsmen spirit, coming here and delivering this message.”
Simone Biles' returns to win beam bronze
'Great performance' - Biles celebrates winning seventh Olympic medal with bronze
Nothing was quite more heart-breaking than seeing Simone Biles pull out of the women’s team final. The American superstar has suffered with mental health issues through-out the Games and it was bizarre to see Biles watch on from the crowd, cheering her team-mates on. Biles would miss all the individual events before returning to action in the balance beam. A superb performance earned her a bronze medal and Biles beamed with pride on the podium in more emotional scenes.
Indonesian badminton joy
'What a sensational victory!' - Indonesia pair celebrate wildly after badminton gold
There was also an impromptu dance for onlookers with the pair blowing a kiss to the camera as they left.
Brown claims bronze
‘Everyone’s on their feet for Brown’ – 13-year-old star saves her best for last to seal bronze
Sky Brown was GB’s great medal hope in the skateboarding but it seemed like it wasn’t meant to be for the 13-year-old in the park final. Brown was out of a medal position in the final run and needed a huge performance after twice failing to land a kickflip indy. Brown was fourth and the pressure was on, but GB’s youngest ever Olympian wasn’t fazed.
'It's finally come true!' - Daley and Lee emotional on podium with gold medals
No one has craved a gold medal more than British diver Tom Daley and Tokyo 2020 was finally his moment alongside partner Matty Lee. The GB duo were overwhelmed with emotion after beating China to gold in the 10m platform, with tears flowing from both men.
The emotional scenes continued onto the podium as Daley and Lee let the tears come again before Daley gave one of the stand-out interviews of the Games. He said: “I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger I didn’t think I’d ever achieve anything because of who I was. To be an Olympic champion now just shows that you can achieve anything.”