Rio’s Javelin-Fetching Remote Control Cars Are Our New Olympic Heroes
The Olympics is over and now millions of people all around the world have to try to remember what they watched on TV before the BBC’s sporting coverage took over.
With all the tales of extraordinary feats, epic battles and feel good stories, we thought we’d shine a light on what we believe to be the unsung hero of the whole thing.
Remote control cars. Yep, that’s right, human kind’s greatest athletes run, jump and sweat their way to podiums or despair and we can’t help but look at the toy cars. They’re probably the coolest little trucks since Mater from that Cars movie you secretly enjoy just as much as your kids do.
Anyway, these rugged little pick-up trucks help out with the throwing events and save anyone from having to run back to the athletes – think of them like little toy ball boys.
When an Olympian launches a javelin or discus out on to the field, someone comes along and measures their effort. They then put said javelin or discus into the back of the electric truck, which carries it home. Brilliant!
While the last couple of weeks will have inspired many to take up a new sport and go for gold, we’re just sat here wondering how you get the job of driving the remote control car….
— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) August 18, 2016
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