U.S. rower Henrik Rummel was left red-faced during medal ceremony after the “rod” in his pants was seen on international television.
The 24-year-old Olympian had a full erection while accepting the bronze medal with his teammates last weekend.
Shortly after the ceremony on Saturday, Reddit posted pictures of the Olympian online and as you can imagine, many had questions for the athlete and Rummel took the time to answer one in particular; however, Rummel swears it was NOT an erection, it was him in his natural stage.
“Huh, really? I mean, I’ve got no problem believing that the organ in question is simply unfortunately positioned, but is it really you? (proof would be cool),” someone wrote.
Rummel responded with “This is me and I swear it’s not erect! I don’t know why it ended up in that position but there you go.”
Meanwhile, a video posted on YouTube entitled “Giant Rowing Bulge!” shows Rummel looking down awkwardly at the front of his shorts moments after receiving the medal.
And they say guys shrink in the water!!