At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Olympic athletes from around the world share their love for the popular animated television show.
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"Mexican synchronized swimming duo Nuria Diosdado and Joana Jiménez García pulled out all the stops with their embellished leotards. The black and white sheer outfits, designed by Mexican brand Gilling Activewear, each featured the koi fish Tui and La, known respectively as the moon spirit and fish spirit in the Nickelodeon show. In the season one finale of the cartoon, it's revealed that Tui and La, like the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang, maintain balance on earth with their "eternal dance of push and pull." Just like the koi fish, the duo demonstrated an elegant harmony with their mesmerizing underwater routine, making their outfits fun and fitting for the competition. The back of Diosdado and Jiménez García's outfits show the four elements — water, earth, fire, and air — stylized as they are in the TV show and covered in rhinestones."
Mexico wasn't the only one repping the show, windsurfer Kiran Badloe from the Netherlands also paid personal homage.
Badloe sprayed a blue arrow onto his ordinarily blonde hair, imitating the tattoo that Aang has on his head in the show. Badloe explained why he drew inspiration from the series: "It's about a kid that controls the wind, and he needs to control all different kinds of elements of nature in order to do something great, and I'm doing the same here. I need to be in tune with the wind and in tune with the water and everything around, and hopefully that leads me to something great."
Turns out it did lead him to something great - he ended up winning the gold medal!
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