Going for Gold

Jul 25th 2021

Going for Gold

By Charmco

Summer Olympics

The Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics are here and we can’t wait to see which athletes get to go home with gold!

The Ancient Olympic Games were said to be part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia from 776 BC - 393 AD. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

The first ancient game had 1 sport, today we have approximately 45 sports with 5 new ones debuting in Tokyo - Climbing, Karate, Surfing, Skateboarding, and BMX freestyle.

In the Ancient Olympic Games there was only one winner of each game and they were crowned with an olive leaf crown; the first golden medals were introduced in 1904. In Tokyo, there are hundreds of medals waiting for Olympians!

Today’s games are all about the Olympic spirit - athletic excellence and bringing the world together. At this year’s games there were 206 global Olympic Committees and the Refugee Olympic Team invited to participate, that’s 15,000 athletes competing for a chance at gold.

Feel Like An Olympian

While we can’t all be Olympian’s, we can celebrate our favorite sports and inspirational athletes with our Charmco Sports Collection!

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The Classics; Gymnastics

All eyes are on Simone Biles of the US Women’s Gymnastic Team. She is one of the most decorated gymnasts in history. Watch her make history with this 14K Gold Gymnast Charm.

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The Classics; Running

Just a couple of the amazing women competing in track and field - All eyes will be on Allyson Felix, who will be competing in her fifth Olympic games (and her first as a mom). Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce—the fastest woman alive—will be running for the chance to become the first woman to win three Olympic golds in the 100-meter sprint (the only other person to do so is Usain Bolt). Run like lightning with this 14K Gold Sneaker Charm.

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The Classics; Swimming

Katie Ledecky is a world-record-breaking machine, In Tokyo she could become the first U.S. woman, in any sport, to bring home five gold medals. You can bring home this 14K Gold Swimmer Charm.

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New This Year; Surfing

Surfing will be led by Stephanie Gilmore, Australia and Carissa Moore, U.S. —reigning four-time world champion. Catch the wave with our 14K Surfergirl Charm.

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New This Year; Skateboarding

Some of the youngest athletes are 12-year-old Sky Brown of Britain and 14-year-old Misugu Okamoto of Japan, 2 female skateboard favorites. 14K Gold Skateboard Charm perfect for your future Olympians.

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New This Year; BMX Bikes

Hannah Roberts, United States - At 19, she is one of two Americans competing in BMX riding’s Olympic debut. In 2019, Roberts had a perfect World Cup season, winning all three events and the world championship. This 14K Gold Bike Charm is a winner.

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More Games To Catch, Tennis

Naomi Osaka - who grew up in the United States but is a Japanese citizen, is arguably her country’s biggest sports star right now. 14K Gold Tennis Raquet Charm will surely help your game shine.

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More Games To Catch, Soccer

The US women’s soccer team are the reigning champs but keep your eyes on Brazilian soccer legend Formiga, who will be competing in her seventh Olympics. 14K Gold Soccer Ball Charm is a crowd pleaser.

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More Games To Catch, Weightlifting

Laurel Hubbard, New Zealand - lifted 339 pounds over her head in the super-heavyweight category at the last world weight lifting championships and has qualified for the Games. While she isn’t very likely to win a medal, she is a trailblazer, competing as an openly transgender athlete, which has never happened before at the Olympics. Mark history with this 14K Gold Barbell Charm.

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The Tokyo Summer Olympics are here and we're excited to see who goes home with the gold!