With the Paralympics starting today and as it's National Fitness Day today, it seems the perfect time to reflect back on things we have learnt from the Rio Olympics 2016.
Winners get right back up
Possibly everyone's favourite refugee, Britain's Mo Farah, showed us during his race that when you fall, you should get up, dust yourself off (if you have the time) and try again. And perhaps Mo's past plays a part in his determination to get up again. Mo escaped Somalia to Djibouti as a young child when his country became increasingly lawless, with murder and kidnapping rife. Mo eventually moved to Europe to be with his grandmother in Holland but decided to join his father in Britain instead. Mo was already equipped to know not to give up. After the race. Mo said that the thought of all those months of hard work going to waste because of a fall was enough to push him to win.
Remember good advice
What a funny moment between trainer and sportsperson when Japanese wrestler, Risako Kawai, celebrated her gold medal by body-slamming her coach to the ground. After defeating Belarus' Maria Mamashuk, the 21-year-old's coach came over to congratulate her. But whilst Kazuhito Sakae was expecting a hug, Kawai threw him to the ground... twice! Her reason was that her coach had told her to keep a cool head and be daring" and so she did just that always had in her mind to attack.
Sibling rivalry is the most supportive rivalry
Venus and Serena Williams are probably the best examples of how siblings can be your greatest rivals and yet your biggest supporters. This year's Olympics saw a few siblings taking part in the same events with the same attitude. The Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, who won gold and silver in the men's triathlon. They collapsed together at the end of the race and embraced.
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