Swedish equestrian Peder Fredricson won the silver medal in Friday’s individual jumping final, but the 44-year-old father of three deserved a gold for his podium celebration.
The Swedish tabloid Expressen reports that Fredricson performed the dab at the request of his three sons, including Hjalmar, who hits the dab to celebrate goals in soccer. (The story mentions that the celebration was made famous by the likes of Manchester United star Paul Pogba.)
“So [Hjalmar] said, ‘Dad, if you come up on the podium, you must do it,’ ” Fredricson’s wife, Lisen, told Expressen.
The headline beneath the photos above translates roughly to: “They wanted dad to do that.”