What do you eat when you finally make your Olympic exit?
Australian badminton player Sawan Serasinghe opted for a McDonald’s feast of six burgers, six orders of large fries, 40 chicken nuggets, and six brownies.
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…
Serasinghe worked up quite an appetite while competing in Rio, but ultimately lost his final match at the Games on Sunday. He said he “can’t wait to go home and start training and keep on improving,” but that first he was going to eat some junk food “after months of clean eating.”
And Serasinghe isn’t the only Olympian who’s well aquatinted with the fast food chain’s golden arches.
Sprinter Usain Bolt is another known Olympics McDonald’s frequenter. He reportedly ate 100 chicken nuggets a day during the Beijing Olympics, and four years later, he admitted again to having “a few nuggets” before his 2012 win.
McDonald’s is the Rio Olympic Village’s most popular restaurant and it’s free for athletes and coaches, according to The Washington Post.
“Normally, in the cafeteria, the food isn’t good,” Idaliz Ortiz, a 26-year-old judoka from Cuba, told the Post. “In practically all the arenas, it’s the same. So the whole world always comes here for American food. That’s McDonald’s.”
McDonald’s decided this week to limit the number of items that one person could order at the arena to 20 due to the high volume of customers and long lines.