Kangaroo Watching An Australian Win An Olympic Medal Has The Internet In Splits
Twitteratis are in awe of a kangaroo as it watches Australia’s slalom queen Jessica Fox.
The Tokyo Olympics has given us several moments where the internet broke down. From the Australian swimming coach going berserk to heartwarming sportsmanship between the Italian and Qatar athlete as they share gold together.
THIS IS THE BEST!!!!!!! https://t.co/v78BMjtr8J
— Jess Fox OLY (@jessfoxcanoe) August 1, 2021
Today, the meme spotlight was on the national animal of Australia watching Jessica Fox getting a gold medal in the canoe slalom category of the Tokyo Olympics. Having missed the mark regarding gold in the ladies kayak slalom at three successive Olympics, the 27-year-old won the main ladies kayak slalom gold on Thursday. She was a fitting victor, having been a significant piece of the push for the discipline to be added to the Olympic program.
Show us the most Australian thing ever? 🇦🇺
— Olympics (@Olympics) August 2, 2021
Fox is a rowing eminence. Her parents were slalom title holders – her dad, Richard, won 10 world titles for Great Britain, while her mom, Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi, won eight world titles and an Olympic bronze decoration for France.
I don’t know how to explain it, but this is genuinely my cousin’s joey Trevor https://t.co/Uh9jxzzbFa
— Bryce Heaton (@bryceheaton9) August 2, 2021
Still just 27, Fox has been winning slalom occasions since she was a teen, instructed by her mom. Over the previous decade, she has won pretty much everything to win in the game: four junior best on the planet crowns, eight under-23 world titles, a Youth Olympics gold decoration, 10 senior world championships. Silver in London. Bronze in Rio. Bronze in Tokyo.
say you’re Australian without saying you’re Australian https://t.co/5DRf1KlDav
— some *King of unmilky tea* feller (@oldbutsoold) August 2, 2021
Then, at long last, gold. At the Kasai slalom course, her mother came running to the waterfront, elated with joy – and ended up taking a swim. “Fourth time lucky,” her father sighed with relief on television back home in Australia. “To deliver that performance, at that level, in that moment.”
“My parents have been amazing role models, amazing inspirations, amazing support for me,” she told The Guardian. “Both being Olympians – mum winning bronze, Dad missing the gold because of a penalty, mum missing the gold because of a penalty – I think we’re all pretty emotional about these penalties. So to win today – it’s a win for them. It’s a win for our whole family.”