On Saturday Andreas Wellinger won Olympic gold in the normal hill individual ski jumping.
While the German’s victory was highly impressive, it wasn’t the only hair-raising activity on display.
Enter Robert Johansson and his amazing handlebar moustache.
The Norwegian has been growing his red whiskers for two years and they have become legendary on the ski jumping circuit. But as the 27-year-old took to the skies in PyeongChang, the bristling red ‘tash also took off on Twitter.
It’s high maintenance too. Apparently due to the considerable length Johansson has to coiffure it with a special comb and wax.
It’s probably also worth mentioning that the 27-year-old isn’t bad at jumping either. After starting round 2 in 10th position, the flying Norwegian produced a remarkable leap of 113 metres to clinch the bronze medal.
Naturally online watchers have concluded that the moustache’s special powers are what made the difference on a chilly night in Korea.
— JayJay (@jj_ssi) February 10, 2018
Plain and simple, you have to admit it.
Robert Johansson’s moustache in the ski jumping is glorious #WinterOlympics2018
— Val Febbo (@VFebbo96) February 11, 2018
Back in the real world, this is actually a valid point. Can science even explain what is going on here?
Dude with a handlebar mustache just took the lead in men’s ski jumping. That’s gotta break laws of aerodynamics. #Olympics2018
— Shelby Bramlitt (@heresshelby) February 11, 2018
After winning a real gold medal, surely an honorary moustache medal is the next best thing?
— Brandon Egan (@eganhawk) February 10, 2018
Now this, we would pay to see.
Robert Johansson, the Norwegian ski-jumper, has a truly magnificent moustache. Despite the added peril, I suspect he would be tempted to don a cape for extra style points, were it only allowed!
— Yummy Sandwiches (@YummySandwiches) February 10, 2018
It seems the power of Johansson’s facial hair may even transcend beyond helping him jump further. According to this tweeter, it could have the ability to bridge the gap between Winter sports fans.
Even if I wasn't interested in ski jumping, I'd still watch this. Cause, you know, Robert Johansson's moustache. #SGP2016
— Hana (@hanastark) July 30, 2016
For those already suffering withdrawal symptoms from Johansson and his moustache, have no fear! They will both be back in the large hill event on Friday!