The official meme of the Tokyo Olympics has arrived, and it's come in the form of a hip-thrusting, shaggy-haired Australian swim coach.
His name's Dean Boxall, and he's already the talk of Tokyo for his ballistic celebration after Ariarne "the Terminator" Titmus won gold for Australia in the women's 400-meter freestyle.
In what seemed to be your casual Monday-morning, out-of-body experience, Boxall put together an epic medley of mosh-pit mania, racewalking (which is also an Olympic sport) and an Australian rendition of Pete Weber's classic hit "Who Do You Think You Are, I Am."
“I lost it," Boxall told Australian outlet WA Today. "I think I went outside my body. I just lost it. That’s a moment of being with this girl for five years and having a dream together. The Americans might not like it, I don’t know. But I bleed with my athletes."
The viral video even overshadowed Titmus's incredible comeback in the final 100 meters to hand Katie Ledecky her first individual Olympic final loss. In the first 400 of a whopping 2,100 meters of racing on the day, Ledecky swam her second-fastest time in the event at 3:57.36, less than a second short of her world record that she set in Rio. Titmus's time? Just 0.23 seconds off the world record.
As much as fans may want a fiery rivalry, Titmus said she thanked Ledecky after the race for setting the standard as a five-time gold medalist. Still, for those interested in said rivalry, the two will face off in the 200-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and the 4X200-meter relay.
The life lesson we all learned? Find someone who cheers for you like Dean Boxall cheers for the Terminator.
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