A pair of British Olympic swimmers barely held again their laughter in an ungainly post-race interview after a broadcaster complimented their “third leg” and the way “phenomenal” it was.
BBC sports activities reporter Clare Balding interviewed Group Nice Britain following their victory within the males’s 4x200m freestyle relay in Tokyo on Wednesday and commented on the Olympians’ younger age and historic victory, which set a brand new European document.
“You’re 18 years previous, it’s your first Olympics, and your third leg was simply phenomenal,” Balding informed the swimmers.
Instantly after, swimmer Tom Dean chuckled and visibly struggled to maintain his composure as his thoughts went straight to the gutter — whereas teammate Matthew Richards, to whom the remark was directed, held again a smile and awkwardly paused earlier than discovering his phrases.
The red-faced champions earned a second set of applause within the remark part of a viral TikTok video of the interview that was captioned “did she actually simply say that?” and has already racked up almost 5 million views.
“18 and held it collectively with out laughing hysterically. That’s an achievement by itself,” one particular person commented on the video.
“Induced a little bit of a drag however I swam on,” one other wrote as a joke response Richards might’ve given.
“He deserves one other Gold for holding it in,” one TikToker wrote.
“[Dean] needed to have a look at him, however then didn’t as a result of he knew he would burst out laughing,” yet one more wrote.
Dean and Richards, together with teammates James Man and Duncan Scott, beat out Russia and Australia within the race to safe the gold.