#EK – (Check out No. 19- Bolt) 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

The best/funniest/weirdest moments from London in nice, little, animated packages.

Jack Moore

BuzzFeed Staff

1. Liu Xiang Hops To Finish His Race And Kisses The Final Hurdle

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

China’s Liu Xiang had won gold in the 110m hurdles in Athens, but since then had fought Achilles issues. At the first hurdle in London, he crashed and fell to the ground gripping the back of his foot. He began to hop off the track and down the tunnel before stopping, and turning back. He hopped the rest of the race, stopping only to kiss the final hurdle.

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2. Shin A Lam Stands Defiant After Being Screwed Out Of A Chance For Gold

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

When a controversial ruling cost Korea’s Shin A Lam a chance at gold in the women’s individual épée fencing, she refused to leave the floor as that would be taken as a sign she accepted the ruling. So she filed an appeal and stayed on the piste for 45 minutes. When a judge came to tell her that her appeal had been denied, rather than go with him, she climbed back onto the platform and stood, defiant.

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3. McKayla Maroney’s Jaw Dropping Vault

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

4. No Really, The Judge’s Jaw Dropped

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

5. Nick “I Look Like Zack Morris Or Every Single ’80s Movie Villain” Delpopolo

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

Delpopolo was later disqualified for testing positive for marijuana.

6. Bad(Ass)Minton

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

7. Fast And Furious Table Tennis!

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

8. Disappointed But Impressed Korean Archery Coach Is Disappointed But Impressed

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

9. Valentina Vezzali’s Awesome Fencing Celebration

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

10. Handball Death From Above (Or Definitive Proof That Handball Is Awesome)

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

11. The Weirdest Spanish Basketball Fan That Ever Existed

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

Is that a sausage in his mouth?

12. Infinite Olympic Trampolining!

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

13. The Most Important Moment Of The Opening Ceremony: That Guy Who Invented The Internet

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

14. The Second Most Important Moment Of The Opening Ceremony: James Bond And Corgis

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

15. The Only Important Part Of The Closing Ceremony: Posh Being Posh

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

16. When The US Men’s Basketball Team Wins, Coach K Is Happy

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

17. Rockstar Usain Bolt: Cause

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

18. Rockstar Usain Bolt: Effect

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

19. Prankster Usain Bolt

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

20. Hope Solo’s Monster Gold Medal Save

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

21. American Claressa Shields Knows How To Celebrate

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

22. Nic Batum Hates Juan Carlos Navarro’s Balls

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

23. The Brutal World Of Race Walking

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

24. Kobe And LeBron: BFFs

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

25. Let Me Show You The Dance Of My People: The Independent Olympic Athletes

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

26. The Surprisingly Awesome World Of Rhythmic Gymnastics

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

27. No Seriously, This Is Crazy

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

28. This Gymnastics Coach Doesn’t Know How To Make A Heart With Her Hands

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

29. Gabby Douglas Kicked Ass

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

30. Aly Raisman’s Gold Medal Floor Routine

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

31. This Is Michael Phelps’ Last Medal Ceremony So Hold His Hand

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

32. One Last Gold

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

33. Michael Phelps: Olympic Hero

The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

Hearing the National Anthem from the podium one last time.

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