Henrik Rummel Podium Photo: Unfortunate Shorts Shot
Henrik Rummel Defends Photo
The photo of the US Men's Four rowing team accepting their Bronze Medal on August 4 looks normal, at least at first. Eventually you notice Henrik Rummmel's shorts. Winning an Olympic medal must be even more exciting than one would imagine.
The photo of Henrik Rummel apparently sporting wood began to go viral, aided in sno small part by Reddit.
The story gets better. Henrik Rummel himself a redditor, found out that his podium photo was going viral, and tried to set the record straight:
Rummelator:This is me and I swear it's not erect! I don't know why it ended up in that position but there you go.
Rummel's confirmation photo is made better by the smugly smiling young woman standing behind him. (Henrik Rummel told Gawker, "Yes, that's my girlfriend. She would've preferred if it had never happened, but she appreciates the humor behind her boyfriend's package going viral! I think this is great!")
Said a later Reddit commenter, "If that's not erect I suddenly feel extremely inadequate."
Welcome to internet stardom, Henrik.
- Gold: Great Britain
- Silver: Australia
- Bronze: USA