Awesome Olympic Moment: Eva Samkova
Imagine being a 20 year old, getting to your first Olympics and winning the first gold medal for your country in your event. That is what happened to the Czech Republic’s Eva Samkova, who won gold in snowboard cross. She donned a mustache for the race and her reaction to winning is so pure, it’s easily my favorite moment of the Olympics so far by someone not named T.J. Oshie. If you missed it, check it out here.
She happened to be wearing a helmet cam for the race. You can see what she saw by clicking here. Try not to get dizzy.
The joy and jubilation capture the spirit of what the Olympics are supposed to be about.