Norwegian sprinter has amazing reaction to win at worlds, sports viking helmet
Warholm, 21, looked more shocked than anyone at his upset win, reacting with a jaw-dropping expression that made him an instant Internet darling.
The Norwegian’s win took a while to set in, and still hadn’t by the time sports photographers reached him on the track.
“What’s going on, is this real?” Warholm reportedly asked Reuters photog Phil Noble.
Noble said yes, but Warholm apparently still wasn’t convinced.
“Pinch me,” the sprinter said, sticking out his arm, so Noble did, which appeared to finally make things click for the 21-year-old.
“Yes, it’s real,” Warholm said, by then wrapped in his country’s flag and sporting a viking helmet.
The original article was published in the Washington Post.