Olympic Swimmers Barely Keep it Together After Interviewer Compliments ‘Third Leg’

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Forget all the gold medals and heroic displays of strength, fitness and passion, we have found the best moment of the Olympics.

British swimmers Tom Dean and Matthew Richards were being interviewed following an impressive 4×200 meter relay win, when they were asked a question that took them by surprise.

Interviewer Claire Balding caught the guys by surprise when she complimented the swimmer’s ‘third leg’.

The interviewer commented:

“Matt, you’re 18 years old, it’s your first Olympics, and you swam — honestly, your third leg was just phenomenal.”

Obviously, the interviewer hadn’t realised what she had said and was trying to pay the young athlete a sincere compliment, but the swimmers really struggled to keep it together.

And the video is just brilliant.

 

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