U.S. rower denies he was aroused during medal ceremony

He may have won an Olympic medal, but this  red-faced rower will go down in history for sporting some serious  wood.

Henrik Rummel, 24, won the bronze medal in  the coxless four event on Saturday along with his three American  teammates.

But at the medal ceremony, it appeared that  something else wished to stand up and celebrate with the Americans, as what  looked like an erection bulged out of Rummel’s incredibly tight  shorts.

Whatever floats your boat: Henrik Rummel, second from left, stands proud with his teammates after the took the bronze medal in the coxless four competition on Saturday

Whatever floats your boat: Henrik Rummel, second from  left, stands proud with his teammates after the took the bronze medal in the  coxless four competition on Saturday

Who wears short shorts? Rummel denied that he had an erection in the post-race photos

Who wears short shorts? Rummel denied that he had an  erection in the post-race photos

While such a thing may have gone largely  unnoticed in an Olympiad packed with events, submissions to websites like Reddit  and YouTube won’t let Rummel forget it.

A post on Reddit, entitled ‘One US rower was  particularly excited by his bronze medal’ has collected nearly 1,000  comments.

One of them is from the rower in question,  who wholeheartedly denied that he had an erection during the medal  ceremony.

Posting as Rummelator, Rummel posted: ‘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.’

Consulting your redditor: Rummel later appeared on the site to dismiss claims that he had an erection in the photo

Consulting your redditor: Rummel later appeared on the  site to dismiss claims that he had an erection in the photo

Another Reddit user called him out and demanded proof,  which Rummel provided, thanks to the photo-sharing site Imgur, which showed him  holding a slip of paper that said ‘Rummelator’ on it.

A video posted to YouTube, entitled ‘Giant  Rowing Bulge!’ appears to show Rummel looking down awkwardly moments after  receiving the medal.

‘He’s got a place to hang his medal,’ one  commenter quipped.

Another said: ‘Can’t think of a more  inappropriate time and place to have an erection.’

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