We have been really enjoying watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Everything has been running smoothly, from what we can see on the NBC Sports app on the Roku. I like that app has the Primetime Special and the Overnight Special so we can catch up with those and we have access to full events.
Like I do with every Olympics, I like to track the countries that only have the one Olympian. Amazingly, only one country has sent the one athlete.
Tuvalu has sent Etimoni Timuari for the Men’s 100 Metres.
He should be competing sometime between August 13 and August 16.
The good folks at Wikipedia are pretty great about updating it as it happens so I’ll probably edit this post to write his official time. Here’s hoping he does very well!
I’ve checked and apparently I’ve never had a visitor from Tuvalu so I had to look them up, as I try to read up on any countries that I’m not that familiar with.
There are a few countries that have only sent two or three athletes as well.
Come August 13th, I’ll be definitely thinking of Etimoni Timuari, who is amazing for even making it to the biggest stage there is for sports.
Thanks for the below link
for the image and for stating that there are 20 countries with three or fewer athletes presenting them. I was going to count them but I wanted to find a current image of Etimoni Timuari and I’m glad I’m not the only one featuring him. I suppose it is an easy concept to write about but I like to cheer for other countries besides America, especially the smaller ones that could be overlooked at the big event.
Edit with Results :
On August 13th, Etimoni Timuari ran the Men’s 100m with a time of 11.81 – which is like a thousand times faster than I could do it. He ran in the third heat, and came in seventh, so unfortunately he did not advance. But he represented the great nation of Tuvalu very well. Great job out there, good sir!