The Olympics are incredibly emotional. So much preparation for such a fleeting chance at glory. We've seen the disappointment with Jordyn Weiber (although, she certainly made up for it last night) and Tom Daley, but I have to admit that I get the most choked up when the commercials about the parents come on. The parents who woke up early and drove their kids to practice, who helped their kids heal from countless injuries, and whose constant encouragement ultimately lead those athletes to the Olympics.
Just look at Aly Raisman's parents- they definitely deserve to share that medal!