Nowadays, it only takes a few second clip for someone’s world to change. Especially for athletes, who are often in the spotlight already with cameras are always around. Thus, these are the life changing moments that the world couldn’t get enough of! From inspirational to shocking and everything in between, these moments left us with our jaws on the floor.
Many of these athletes and Olympians believed if they trained hard and put in their best efforts, the world would remember them for their athletic talents. Little did they know, the world may remember them for just a tiny moment, perhaps, unrelated to their performance. From a tiny warm up routine to a mysterious injury of a teammate, these athletes went down in history. Since those moments, their lives have completely changed.
Though she may not be an Olympian, everyone could not stop hearing about Allison Stokke the pole vaulter. Photographed at a high school competition in 2007 by a sports journalist, her photo went viral. She instantly became an unwanted sex symbol. Though, she felt the unwarranted photos and media bombardment were demeaning, she ended up reclaiming her image.