After waiting longer than expected for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to kick off, they have most definitely been worth the wait (whatever British TV personality Piers Morgan claims), serving up some truly memorable moments in the first week.

As well as all of the incredible sporting achievements, there have been celebrations to end all celebrations, seriously painful mishaps, naughty sweary TV interviews and lots and lots of laughs.

Here are the most jaw-dropping moments you might have missed from week one of the Tokyo Games…

And the award for Most Enthusiastic Celebration goes to British swimmer Tom Dean’s family and friends…

Mayhem in Maidenhead for @tomdean00 Behind every athlete is a group of friends & family – this is what that moment meant to them 🙌 🎥 @LewisCoombes

— Team GB (@TeamGB) July 27, 2021 Although Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui’s nearest and dearest gave them a good run for their money…

Look. At. This.Ahmed Hafnaoui's family back in #TUN react as the teenager wins 400m #swimming gold at the #Olympics. ❤❤❤

— #Tokyo2020 (@JoySportsGH) July 25, 2021 As did U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee’s family and friends…

Golden reaction for a golden moment! 🥇 @sunisalee_'s family witnessing her historic win!#TokyoOlympics | #OlympicHERstory | @OnHerTurf

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 29, 2021 The moment British divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee discovered they’d topped the leaderboard was TV gold…

The moment Tom Daley and Matty Lee realised they had won Olympic gold! 🥇🇬🇧 #bbcolympics #tokyo2020

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021 As was the reaction of Daley’s husband, Dustin Lance Black…

I want a husband that support me like this #Tokyo2020 @DLanceBlack @TomDaley1994

— Dal Bologknees 🍝 (@DalBologknees) July 26, 2021 The entire state of Alaska came out to cheer on swimmer Lydia Jacoby…

Or an #Alaska swimmer with a 🥇

— Peter Goodwin (@PeterGoodwin3) July 27, 2021 And this beats a pat on the back…

🇨🇲 Cameroon boxer Albert Mengue Ayissi with epic celebration of TKO in first round. We Move!#237twitter #tokyo2020

— 237twiitter (@237twiitter) July 24, 2021 But Australian swimming coach Dean Boxall’s wild celebration takes the gold…

The wifes reaction when she sees my towel hung up and not on the floor #Olympics #Swimming

— Steve McGuinness (@SteveMcG23) July 26, 2021 As well as all the joy, there was also a lot pain… As warm-ups go, this is quite something (*German judoka Martyna Trajdos later defended her coach, saying: “This is what I asked my coach to do so please don’t blame him. I need this before my fights to be awake.”) View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Martyna Trajdos (@martyna_trajdos)

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

Mathieu Van Der Poel's nasty crash at Tokyo 2020 😱😱#MountainBike #Tokyo2021#Tokyo2020 #Olympics#OlympicGames #StrongerTogether

— BetAndSkill (@betandskill) July 27, 2021 What’s that sound? Oh just men everywhere wincing…

This clip does NOT do justice the just absolutely cartoonish sound effect that occured when he slammed there lol

— Joel Nixon (@GoodMorningJoel) July 25, 2021 Boxer Youness Baalla wasn’t whispering sweet nothings into the ear of his opponent David Nyika…

Morocco’s Youness Baalla tried to bite the ear of New Zealand’s David Nyika!!! #Boxing #Tokyo2020

— Ben Damon (@ben_damon) July 27, 2021 And things didn’t always go quite to plan… Advertisement …like when the camera boat ended up causing a false start in the men’s triathlon

🥵 27C heat☀ High humidity🤯 A false startAlex Yee had to overcome lots of challenges to win a silver medal in the men's triathlon at #Tokyo2020 🥈#bbcolympics

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021 Or when Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira’s surfboard snapped in half… Ryan Pierse via Getty Images And he still went on to win gold… Ryan Pierse via Getty Images And you can always rely on live TV for some classic moments… …Like British swimmer Adam Peaty dropping the F-bomb, not once, but twice after he won gold

Adam Peaty won another Olympic gold medal…… and then gave an interview we won't forget in a hurry. 😅#Tokyo2020 #bbcolympics

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2021 Aussie swimmer Kaylee McKeown got in on the sweary act too

“What would you like to say to your mum and your sister?”“Fuck yeah oh shit… Woooo 🤙”Congratulations to the legend Kaylee McKeown for the🥇and this perfect #Olympics moment

— Jeremy Story Carter (@jstorycarter) July 27, 2021 ‘Third leg’ is never not going to be funny. Just ask British swimmers Tom Dean and Matthew Richards @tbonestayk


♬ original sound – Helen b Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan proved the story about there being ‘anti-sex’ beds in the Olympic village is “fake news”…

“Anti-sex” beds at the Olympics

— Rhys Mcclenaghan (@McClenaghanRhys) July 18, 2021 Argentinian fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice might have lost out on an Olympic medal, but she gained a (very public) marriage proposal from her longtime coach and partner… Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice received a surprise wedding proposal from her coach and life partner in the middle Twitter Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice received a surprise wedding proposal from her coach and life partner in the middle of an interview. The newest sportscaster on the block?

It’s been an honour commentating the gymnastics today.

— Joe Tracini (@joetracini) July 24, 2021 Whoever created this can take the rest of the Olympics off

“Craig David is part of the GB Olympic Archery management team, chiefly as the bow selector” #Howling

— Nic Keaney (@NicKeaney) July 27, 2021 And finally, is there no end to diver Tom Daley’s talents? View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Tom Daley (@madewithlovebytomdaley)

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