London: He may have won an Olympic medal, but this red-faced rower will go down in history for sporting some serious wood.
Henrik Rummel, 24, won the bronze medal in the coxless four event on Saturday along with his three American teammates.
But at the medal ceremony, it appeared that something else wished to stand up and celebrate with the Americans, as what looked like an erection bulged out of Rummel's incredibly tight shorts, The Daily Mail reported.
While such a thing may have gone largely unnoticed in an Olympiad packed with events, submissions to websites like Reddit and YouTube won't let Rummel forget it. A post on Reddit, entitled 'One US rower was particularly excited by his bronze medal' has collected nearly 1,000 comments.
A video posted to YouTube, entitled 'Giant Rowing Bulge!' appears to show Rummel looking down awkwardly moments after receiving the medal.
"He's got a place to hang his medal," The Daily Mail quoted a commenter as quipping.
Another said: "Can't think of a more inappropriate time and place to have an erection."