Body Shamers Started Hating On This Olympic Gymnast And The Internet Came To Her Aid

You have to be a special kind of idiot to body shame an Olympian. Their bodies, for years, have been stretched and developed and pushed to the limits of the human anatomy for them to be the best at what they do.

But because the internet is full of people who like to sit back and say that they could do something better than a f*cking OLYMPIC ATHLETE, we’re treated to wonderful tweets like this.

Which translates to:

“Alexa Moreno, another example of pseudo athletes sent by the CONADE [Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport] just to fullfill the quota.”

Alexa Moreno, a Mexican gymnast, is getting hated on by people like the moron above, for being “fat” and “out of shape.”

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Despite the fact that she’s able to perform amazing feats of athleticism like this:

…bullies are still being total jerk faces.

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“Exclusive pictures of Alexa Moreno at the end of her gymnastic routine.”

However, the internet wasn’t going to let a bunch of jabronis roast an elite, professional athlete.

“Congratulations to #AlexaMoreno for your great participation in the Olympics! One more reason to be proud despite all the criticism.”

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to insult an Olympian?!

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An Olympic Swimming Pool Turned Green And No One Knows Why

You’ve probably heard about how Rio’s sea water is so polluted that only three teaspoons is enough to make an athlete seriously ill. Well, it’s spreading to the pools too. Athletes and tourists have been flocking to social media to ask why this pool seems to have turned green overnight…

And apparently it’s not just this pool…

For reference, here’s a picture of the pool a few days ago.

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And here’s the underwater camera from yesterday and again from today.

The reason for the swamp-like color? No one seems to know. No one that should know why, anyway. BBC commentator Bob Ballard asked an organizer and got a less than reassuring “I don’t know.” 

Regardless of the fact, the women’s 10m synchronized diving finals still took place in the pool. With viewers and athletes taking to Twitter to joke about the situation.

And everyone who thinks they know their science has been offering explanations. Aimee Lewis of the BBC explains:

“An American photographer in the press room suggests that perhaps organisers did not “shock” the water overnight.”

“‘You know, it’s like back home, if you don’t shock the pool water it turns green. It doesn’t look nice, but it isn’t dangerous,’ he says.”

“If chlorine levels drop, even for one day, it can turn green because of an algae outbreak. Having never owned a pool let alone needed to clean one, I just nod sagely.”

While this Twitter user blames someone forgetting to put the chlorine in:

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Whatever the reason, it doesn’t look very inviting. 

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