Kelsey Mitchell, the star cyclist who bagged gold for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics posted a video on her Instagram and igers could not help but laugh hysterically at the post. The Canadian professional track cyclist, from Sherwood Park, Alberta bid farewell to Japan after her massive victory. She poured her heart out in an emotional post along with the video of her pulling a prank on Japanese security personnel.
The video showed the 27-year-old walking through a metal detector at a venue in Tokyo with her medal hidden underneath her t-shirt. When the metal detector began to beep, she meekly took the gold out and all those around her burst out laughing. The joyful video was captioned with a shoutout and emotional farewell that she bid to Japan.
“Shoutout to Japan! I did not see much of this country…I didn’t even have sushi!!! BUT the people were INCREDIBLE! So kind, polite, helpful, positive, friendly, AND they even laughed at my jokes (bonus!!),” she wrote. “Thank you Japan for hosting the Olympics, for allowing people to follow and accomplish their dreams, and to show the world the power of sport! Excited to watch the @paralympics , starting tomorrow!!,” she added in her Instagram post.
Kelsey won the gold medal in the women’s sprint cycling event at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing ahead of Ukraine’s Olena Starikova and Hong Kong’s Wai Sze Lee, just four years after taking up the sport.
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