As the U.S. rowing team stood on the Olympic podium to receive its bronze medals, internet buzzed with the speculation that Henrik Rummel looked a little more “excited” as compared to the others to have come in third place.
In response, the 24-year-old took to the website Reddit, where the photo had skyrocketed to the second most-clicked-on item, to clarify that he was not actually sexually aroused at the prospect of winning.
“This is me and I swear it’s not erect!” ABC News quoted Rummel as writing on the website.
“I don’t know why it ended up in that position but there you go,” he added.
The rower also posted a photo of himself to assure Reddit users that he was the one posting.