Medal ceremony to be rerun as athlete fails to bite medal for cameras

Gregor Bibik, the Ukrainian Men’s 4 x 500m Individual Prone champion will have to receive his gold medal for a second time this evening, after journalists moaned that he hadn’t done the thing where the medalist bites his prize.

“It’s a chance for the winner to show a bit of personality, a bit of humour, in a safe and approved manner, as they imply the medal might be fake or made of chocolate. Bibik blew it.”

He has a second chance to show his lighter side this evening at a specially arranged re-run in the Olympic Centredrome, although the added pressure from a disgruntled press may mean he’ll need to do a robot dance or something.

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Posted: Jul 30th, 2012 by

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