These Olympics have been amazing so far and will continue to be because we still have the rest of this week!
It's been great to see the legends doing what we all hoped for them to do. Age does not matter when you have the rare talent that these Olympians have.
Being very young does not make you slower from inexperience because we have seen teenagers dominate in swimming.
If these teenagers are able to do well at their young age, hopefully they will continue to dominate when they get older and maybe give Phelps a run for his medals.
Katie Ledecky is well on her way because she dominated every single race that she was in and won her only silver in a team event. Another person who has pure talent is Penny Oleksiak. If a team allows a 16 year old to join and compete for the Olympic team, then she must be one of the best in the country. Not only was she the best for her country but she proved to be among the best in the world for her events.
Neither have entered college yet but they will continue to be on the top of the swim world and will take a shot at breaking records in the medal counts. Remember that Phelps never won a medal in his first Olympics at age 15 but Ledecky did. She already has a leg up in that department.
Aging legends also have delivered their message of going out as the best.
We all think of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt and they are truly winning these Olympics.
Some may say that Phelps still could have some good years after these Olympics and go to Tokyo but he wants to be done and start a new journey.
Bolt already planned his last race for next year at the World Championships and people are not questioning it because track has a very short life span.
It's very hard to stay that fast because aging and injuries really take a toll on your body when you run. Track is a hard sport on the body because it breaks you down as the season wears on so his retirement is mostly probable.
Make sure to enjoy every moment that Bolt runs this Olympics because it may be the last forever. We may see him again at Tokyo but it could be as a broadcaster. We are truly spoiled to see him run right now.
We enjoyed every moment of Phelps swimming and we hope to see what he does next.
These athletes have not been short of wow.