Many of the gold medals this Olympics season may have been scooped up by Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, and Usain Bolt, but one badminton player gets the Golden Arches award all to himself. Following a disappointing doubles loss and elimination, Australian Olympian Sawan Serasinghe gorged himself on enough McDonald’s food to arguably feed an entire rowing team.
Serasinghe’s impressive feast consisted of one Big Mac, one quarter-pounder, two McChicken sandwiches, two hamburgers, six orders of large fries, 40 chicken nuggets, six brownies, and a smoothie, totaling a gargantuan 9,270 calories and 476 grams of fat. We hope this mighty splurge was worth it for the 22-year-old Olympian, because that meal consisted of about five days’ worth of calories and fat.
Fortunately for Serasinghe, the McDonald’s inside the Olympic Village is free for athletes.
Wow what a week it has been in Rio! Have to say I am disappointed about the match today. We definitely had a good chance to stretch the match to three sets toward the end of the second set but couldn't close it out. We would have loved to end our first Olympic campaign with a win against a much higher ranked pair. Although having said that, there are lots of good things to learn from the matches in the last three days playing against more experienced pairs. 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 on going support. Definitely motivated me to fight hard on court everyday! Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean!
“Wow what a week it has been in Rio! Have to say I am disappointed about the match today,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean!”