Olympic athletes love McDonald’s. There is a McDonald’s in the Olympic village in Rio that gives free food to athletes, and it is regularly bombarded by athletes. It’s not just this year, though. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Usain Bolt, by his own admission, ate 1,000 Chicken McNuggets. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “But aren’t Olympic athletes in great shape?” Sure, while they are competing. When they are done with their events, it can become a fast food free-for-all. For further proof of this fact, look no further than Australia’s Sawan Serasinghe.
Serasinghe is a badminton player who, along with his partner, recently suffered a loss to a team from Chinese Taipei. He made a Facebook post about how disappointed he was to lose and how much he loved his first Olympics, and how he “can’t wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving!” Then, he finished the post with, “Now it’s time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean!”
“Some” junk food was an understatement. Serasinghe posted a picture of himself with four containers of Chicken McNuggets, six burgers, six orders of fries, and six “cakes,” which look a lot like brownies. He also seems to have a McFlurry, and also a bottle water, because you’ve got to be sensible. For anybody, except maybe The Rock, that’s a crazy amount of food. However, Serasinghe just lost at the Olympics. He earned the right to binge on some free Olympics McDonald’s.