Skier Robert Johansson wins 'Moustache Games'

Feb 12, 2018, 08:28 IST | A Correspondent

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

Robert Johansson
Robert Johansson

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!"

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

From Dhyan Chand to Balbir Singh Dosanjh: Greatest Indian Hockey Legends

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK