Karsten Warholm's World Championships Reaction

Karsten Warholm's World Championships Reaction

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Updated Aug 10, 2017 at 04:05PM EDT by Matt.

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Karsten Warholm's World Championships Reaction refers Norwegian sprinter Karsten Warholm's reaction to winning the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in London in August 2017.


On August 9th, 2017, BBC Sports[1] posted a video on Twitter of Norwegian sprinter Karsten Warholm winning the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in London. They captioned the post "Karsten Warholm's reaction to winning gold is absolutely priceless." The tweet (shown below) received more than 2,800 retweets and 8,200 likes in 24 hours.

Shortly after, Twitter user @Juanjom76[3] posted a series of screencaps of Warholm grabbing his face in surprise and delight. They captioned the post "A MEME just born."

A MEME just born CAAF


That day more users began posting the picture next to other similar reactions such as Edvard Munch's The Scream painting. Twitter user @mrpaulk posted the reaction next to The Scream shortly after the reaction went viral.

It's a scream! Well done #karstenwarholm gettyimages Shaun Boter

Gifs of the moment became popular on Reddit as well. On August 10th, Redditor thenorwegianblue posted the gif (shown below) in the /r/gifs[4] subreddit. The post received more than 3,700 (96% upvoted) in 24 hours. Another Redditor, JF_112, posted in the /r/funny[6] subreddit, where it received 1,100 points (92% upvoted).

Several news outlets covered the reaction image, including The Washington Post,[2] Business Insider[5] and more.


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