In the game of love, these Olympic couples won gold.
While the Tokyo Games are now well advanced, we can bet that Olympism enthusiasts like us have already felt all feelings. From historic victories to inspiring stories and truly breathtaking athleticism, this year’s Games have been up to par and there’s still a whole week left!
Notably absent, however, the athletes’ relatives applauded from the stands. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most families to watch the Games from their homes, except for a small handful of Olympic athletes whose loved ones have also qualified for the Games.
Take the fencers and married couples of the American team Lee kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt for example, who remained steadfast in their mutual support when Gerek was knocked out early on and Lee made history as the first American woman to win individual foil gold.
“I wanted to let you know that I am doing well and that I appreciated all the encouragement! Gerek shared on Instagram after losing, while adding in a separate post: “My wife just made my Olympic dream @leetothekiefer come true. Words can’t describe how much she wanted it, how hard she worked or how proud I am of her. “