And if there were a medal for reactions, Titmus’ coach, Dean Boxall, probably would’ve captured a gold of his own.
Boxall went viral with his post-race exuberance:
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021
“He means everything to me,” Titmus said of her coach after the event, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. She said she saw him crying as she put on the medal.
“It was actually hard to contain it. I could see Dean on the other side bawling his eyes out,” she said. “You don’t see that that often, so that made me want to tear up.”
On Twitter, people just couldn’t get over Boxall’s celebration. So, naturally he became an instant Olympic meme:
Spare a thought for the Japanese official in the background who’s read a 400-page Covid compliance manual that contained precisely no detail of how to deal with this
— The Shovel (@TheShovel) July 26, 2021
Live look at Australian swim coach Dean Boxall pic.twitter.com/KNf1Frl88I
— Michael Jett (@MichaelRyanJett) July 26, 2021
I’ll have what Dean Boxall is having. pic.twitter.com/LlQoQ0cwWv
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) July 26, 2021
Synced up Pete Weber’s infamous who do you think you are,I am with Dean Boxall reaction to Titmus’ gold medal performance and honestly I’m surprised that it fits so well pic.twitter.com/NplXL7nXHr
— Sam (@_SamanthaCleary) July 26, 2021
Hi where do I apply to have my allocated Dean Boxall Enthusiastic Head Cheerleader I need someone to hype me after I complete menial tasks at home
— corgi (@courtwhip) July 26, 2021
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 26, 2021
— Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) July 26, 2021
Just want to watch a video of Australia swim coach Dean Boxall losing his mind, while a somewhat terrified #Olympics staffer tries to calm/redirect him, on a loop forever.
— Matt Brickman (@Matt_Brickman) July 26, 2021
Ask and you shall receive! 😂
Dean Boxall with Ultimate Warrior music!
Go Australia and Congrats Ariarne Titmus! 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺#Tokyo2020#OlympicGames#Swimming#AUS#TokyoTogether#olympicspic.twitter.com/87j0Hcmng7
— Todd TEAM AUS 🇦🇺 ( “MAMBA 4 LIFE !”) (@cyrilicioushawk) July 26, 2021
It feels like we’re going to need Matthew McConaughey to play Dean Boxall in some sort of movie
— Tom Eschen (@TomEschenJr) July 26, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.