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These lads went for a celebratory chest bump at the Olympics and it did not go well

Oh Canadaaa, no.

THE CANADIAN MEN’S beach volleyball pair lost their first match in the Olympics on Sunday, but romped back to beat the hosts Brazil today.

But the internet is loving one particular moment from their time on the beach so far:

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After winning a point, Ben Saxton leaned in to Chaim Schalk for a chest bump

chestbump Source: Imgur

But just as it looked like it’s about to happen, Chaim brutally pulls away

chestbump3 Source: Imgur

Leaving poor Ben floating in mid-air, with nobody to chest bump

chestbump4 Source: Imgur

Literally leaving him hanging there.

Of course, the slow motion GIF has gone viral on Reddit and beyond – and it’s almost hypnotic to watch over and over again.

This scenario from the comments seems the most likely:

Looks like they were going in for an open mouth kiss, until they remembered they are on international TV.


A full on make out session would had looked less awkward then this.

They’ll be coordinating all chest bumps in future, surely.

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