Norway’s 21-year-old Karsten Warholm won the Men’s 400-meter hurdles at the World Championships in London on Wednesday, and judging by his reaction it’s safe to say that no one was as surprised or thrilled with the result as he was.
As the rain poured down at the former site of the 2012 Olympics, Warholm bested his competitors in the final with a time of 48.35 seconds, thanks to a hot start and a finish that was fast enough to hold off the race favourites. According to Reuters, the win was the first track victory at any World Championships by a Norwegian athlete since Ingrid Kristiansen took the 10,000 meters in 1987.
While his race was impressive, Warholm’s reaction to the win was the true highlight of his performance. After crossing the finish line, you can see Warholm slowly come to the realisation that he’s the fastest in the world at what he does.
You can watch the video below from BBC Sport.
Karsten Warholm's reaction to winning gold is absolutely priceless. pic.twitter.com/y62qfoRGMd
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 9, 2017
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