Atanu Das' ring to Javianne Oliver's fingernails: Small details tell Olympian-sized stories

Olympians don't reach the pinnacle of their sports without sweating the small stuff. Look closely, and the details tell a revealing tale.
Olympians don't reach the pinnacle of their sports without sweating the small stuff. Look closely, and the details tell a revealing tale. (Photo | AP)
Olympians don't reach the pinnacle of their sports without sweating the small stuff. Look closely, and the details tell a revealing tale. (Photo | AP)
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Javianne Oliver, of United States, prepares to start in her heat of the women's 100-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Javianne Oliver, of United States, prepares to start in her heat of the women's 100-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Germany's Nike Lorenz wears a rainbow emblazoned shin guard as she passes the ball during a women's field hockey match against India at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Germany's Nike Lorenz wears a rainbow emblazoned shin guard as she passes the ball during a women's field hockey match against India at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
China's Chen Meng wears necklace featuring rackets during the table tennis women's singles gold medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
China's Chen Meng wears necklace featuring rackets during the table tennis women's singles gold medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Katie Ledecky, of the United States, shows her gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Katie Ledecky, of the United States, shows her gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
A member of the Spain men's field hockey team staff wears a protective mask bearing the Olympic rings during practice hours at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.A member of the Spain men's field hockey team staff wears a protective mask bearing the Olympic rings during practice hours at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
A member of the Spain men's field hockey team staff wears a protective mask bearing the Olympic rings during practice hours at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.A member of the Spain men's field hockey team staff wears a protective mask bearing the Olympic rings during practice hours at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Konstantin Semenov, left, of the Russian Olympic Committee, with tape on his feet jumps during a men's beach volleyball match against Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Konstantin Semenov, left, of the Russian Olympic Committee, with tape on his feet jumps during a men's beach volleyball match against Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Miki Ishi, of Japan, wears a necklace with the Olympic rings during a women's beach volleyball match against Switzerland at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Miki Ishi, of Japan, wears a necklace with the Olympic rings during a women's beach volleyball match against Switzerland at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
The Olympic rings are reflected in the men's individual Sabre team round of 16 between Japan and Egypt competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Photo | AP)
The Olympic rings are reflected in the men's individual Sabre team round of 16 between Japan and Egypt competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Photo | AP)
The Russian Olympic Committee's Artur Dalaloyan applies chalk before performing on the floor during the men's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
The Russian Olympic Committee's Artur Dalaloyan applies chalk before performing on the floor during the men's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Sunisa Lee, of the United States, waits for the final results of the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Sunisa Lee, of the United States, waits for the final results of the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Julia Brueckler of Austria competes in the women's street skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Julia Brueckler of Austria competes in the women's street skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Valentin Lavillenie, of France, marks the track ahead of the qualification round of the men's pole vault at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Valentin Lavillenie, of France, marks the track ahead of the qualification round of the men's pole vault at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Kim Won-jin, of South Korea, stands on the mat with his ankle taped while competing against Yeldos Smetov, of Kazakhstan, during their mens 60kg quarterfinals judo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Kim Won-jin, of South Korea, stands on the mat with his ankle taped while competing against Yeldos Smetov, of Kazakhstan, during their mens 60kg quarterfinals judo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Poland's Michael Hicks has 'Tokyo' written on his shoe during a men's 3-on-3 basketball game against Latvia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Poland's Michael Hicks has 'Tokyo' written on his shoe during a men's 3-on-3 basketball game against Latvia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Ugo Humbert, of France, serves to Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during the third round of the men's tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Ugo Humbert, of France, serves to Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during the third round of the men's tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Tennis balls that are used for practice sit at the Ariake Tennis Center ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Tennis balls that are used for practice sit at the Ariake Tennis Center ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Allison Schmitt, of the United States, stretches ahead of swimming in a heat of the women's 200-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Allison Schmitt, of the United States, stretches ahead of swimming in a heat of the women's 200-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Ma Long of China picks up his racket during a gold medal match of the table tennis men's singles against Fan Zhendong of China at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Ma Long of China picks up his racket during a gold medal match of the table tennis men's singles against Fan Zhendong of China at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Dominican Republic's Melky Cabrera takes a lead off first base during a baseball game against Mexico at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Dominican Republic's Melky Cabrera takes a lead off first base during a baseball game against Mexico at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Dominican Republic's Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia shows a tattoo of Olympic Rings on her shoulder during the women's volleyball preliminary round pool A match between Korea and Dominican Republic at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Dominican Republic's Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia shows a tattoo of Olympic Rings on her shoulder during the women's volleyball preliminary round pool A match between Korea and Dominican Republic at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Argentina's Lucas Dario Moscatello holds the ball during the men's preliminary round group A handball match between Argentina and Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Argentina's Lucas Dario Moscatello holds the ball during the men's preliminary round group A handball match between Argentina and Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Morgan Mitchell, of Australia, prepares to start in her heat of the women's 800-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Morgan Mitchell, of Australia, prepares to start in her heat of the women's 800-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
Empty .22 LR caliber shell casings are swept up after the women's 25-meter pistol at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Empty .22 LR caliber shell casings are swept up after the women's 25-meter pistol at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
India's Atanu Das takes an arrow during the men's team competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
India's Atanu Das takes an arrow during the men's team competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Jordan Chiles, of the United States, trains on the beam during an artistic gymnastics practice session at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
Jordan Chiles, of the United States, trains on the beam during an artistic gymnastics practice session at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo | AP)
A tattoo of the Olympic rings decorate the foot of Jennifer Abel, of Canada, as she prepares to dive in the women's diving 3-meter springboard preliminary at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)
A tattoo of the Olympic rings decorate the foot of Jennifer Abel, of Canada, as she prepares to dive in the women's diving 3-meter springboard preliminary at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)

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