Skier Robert Johansson wins 'Moustache Games'
Norway's Robert Johansson won bronze ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics yesterday, but most of the talk later was about his magnificent moustache
Norway's Robert Johansson won bronze ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics yesterday, but most of the talk later was about his magnificent moustache.
Johansson's, 27, eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in the normal hill event while spectators shivered in minus 12 degrees Celsius. Johansson was warmed by the rabid attention on his handlebar moustache. "I started it two years ago and it's been good for me," he told reporters, smiling, after grabbing the first Olympic medal of his career.
"I started getting compliments for it and just went with it." Social media was abuzz with the curling foliage adorning Johansson's upper lip. "Norway's Robert Johansson has won the Moustache Games," joked one Twitter user. Another chipped in: "Best thing in the Winter Olympics so far: Robert Johansson's moustache!"
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