An Australian swimming coach had the early celebration of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday night.
United States swimming legend Katie Ledecky was defeated by Australian star Ariarne Titmus in the 400M freestyle final on Sunday evening. Titmus turned in an all-time performance, barely edging out Ledecky in the final 50 meters.
While Ledecky and Titmus were both pretty composed following the race, the Australian swimming coach was not.
Dean Boxall, who’s known for his jubilant celebrations, has gone viral on social media following the 400M final.
Titmus’ coach Dean Boxall looked like every living room across the country. What a moment. pic.twitter.com/j7z9a3nRuQ
— Tyson Whelan (@tyson_whelan) July 26, 2021
Some are accusing the Australian coach of taking it too far, but hey, it’s the Olympics and his swimmer just took down a United States legend. If there’s any time to celebrate in a massive way, it’s then.
I’ll have what Dean Boxall is having. pic.twitter.com/LlQoQ0cwWv
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) July 26, 2021
We’ll get another Ledecky vs. Titmus race later in the Olympics, too. The two will meet in the pool in the 200M freestyle and the 800M freestyle.
Ledecky will attempt to quiet Titmus – and her coach – in those races moving forward.
Coverage of the Summer Olympics’ swimming events continues on NBC on Sunday evening.