Athletes have to maintain a healthy diet in order to perform well and succeed in their respective sports, but one Olympian showed us that fast food is still one of the good things about life, apart from winning medals.
Australian badminton player, Sawan Serasinghe, who recently ended his Olympics journey after he and partner Matthew Chau lost to Chinese Taipei’s Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin on Saturday, found comfort in ordering a feast from McDonald’s.
In a picture posted on his Facebook page, the Sri Lankan-born can be seen with four packs of chicken nuggets, six burgers, six packs of fries and six cakes. And it is a well-deserved binge before the athlete returns to training again.
“Can’t wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving! Just want to say thanks again to everyone back home for the ongoing support. Definitely motivated me to fight hard on court everyday,” he wrote.
“Now it’s time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean,” he added.
Earlier, Australian swimmer Melanie Wright revealed that McDonald’s is given away for free in the athlete’s village in Rio, with staff unable to keep up with orders.
“At the beginning of the Olympics, the lines are short with a few weightlifters, track and field throwers and marathon runners frequenting the Big Macs,” Melanie wrote in news.com.au.
“But by the final few days when most sports are finished, they can barely keep up as each athlete lines up to order 27 cheese burgers, 40 chicken McNuggets, 12 sundaes and a Diet Coke before collecting the food and walking away without needing to pay.”
Similarly, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who won gold for his 100m dash on day nine at Rio Olympics, maintains a diet of chicken nuggets, as he revealed in his biography that he ate 1,000 chicken nuggets during 10 days at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
This article initially appeared on Mashable