McKayla Maroney Gladly Passes Olympic-Meme Torch to Michael Phelps

McKayla Maroney Gladly Passes Olympic-Meme Torch to Michael Phelps. id all the triumph of the Olympics, all the joys and wonders forged in the sandy fires of Rio, there is, of course, a sense of loss. Dreams quickly rot into disappointment. Favorites fall, nations stumble.

Amid all the triumph of the Olympics, all the joys and wonders forged in the sandy fires of Rio, there is, of course, a sense of loss.
Reams quickly rot into disappointment.
Favorites fall, nations stumble
And, of course, torches are passed—how fitting for the Olympics—from one generation to the next.
hese torches are not always passed willingly, of course. Sometimes they must be yanked out of muscled hands.
Just such an event happened last night. Though—and this is rare—this was an inter-sport transfer.
rom gymnastics to swimming. From one gold medalist to another.

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