And if there were a medal for reactions, Titmus’s coach, Dean Boxall, probably would’ve captured a gold of his own.
Boxall went viral with his post-race exuberance:
“He means everything to me,” Titmus said after the event, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. She said she saw him crying as she put on the medal.
“It was actually hard to contain it. I could see Dean on the other side bawling his eyes out,” she said. “You don’t see that that often so that made me want to tear up.”
On Twitter, people just couldn’t get over Boxall’s celebration ― so naturally, he became an instant Olympic meme: