Even with those standards in place, Australian badminton player Sawan Serasinghe may have raised the bar for McDonald’s consumption with a meal that would likely even impress “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock.
The 22-year-old Serasinghe and partner Matthew Chau failed to advance out of group play, but after training all year for Rio, Serasinghe decided it was time to treat himself with an epic post-Olympics meal.
“Now it’s time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean,” he wrote Saturday on his Facebook page.
“Some junk food” to Serasinghe apparently means: one Big Mac, one quarter-pounder, two McChicken sandwiches, two hamburgers, six orders of large fries, 40 chicken nuggets, six brownies and a smoothie. There’s also a bottle of water in the photo, probably to help wash everything down.
(While we’re here, thanks to friend and colleague Sarah Larimer for helping me figure out what each item was on Serasinghe’s table.)
But like Bolt and other Olympians have proved, if you work hard, you can eat hard as well. Or in Serasinghe’s case, work hard, eat harder.