Karsten Warholm's World Championships Reaction
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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 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.
Karsten Warholm's reaction to winning gold is absolutely priceless. pic.twitter.com/y62qfoRGMd— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 9, 2017
Shortly after, Twitter user @Juanjom76 posted a series of screencaps of Warholm grabbing his face in surprise and delight. They captioned the post "A MEME just born."
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.
Gifs of the moment became popular on Reddit as well. On August 10th, Redditor thenorwegianblue posted the gif (shown below) in the /r/gifs subreddit. The post received more than 3,700 (96% upvoted) in 24 hours. Another Redditor, JF_112, posted in the /r/funny subreddit, where it received 1,100 points (92% upvoted).
Several news outlets covered the reaction image, including The Washington Post, Business Insider and more.
 Twitter – @BBCSport's Tweet
 The Washington Post – A meme is born: Norwegian sprinter has amazing reaction to win at worlds, sports viking helmet
 Twitter – @Juanjom76's Tweet
 Business Insider – Norwegian runner had a priceless reaction after realizing he won gold in 400-meter hurdles at the World Championships
 Reddit – Karsten Warholm reaction in becoming a World Champion
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