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Sitting in 10th place after Saturday’s first round of the men’s normal-hill ski-jumping competition at the PyeongChang Olympics, Robert Johansson knew he had to summon a super-human effort to reach the medal podium, which he did. With a final jump of 113 meters and 129.8 points, Johansson was able to scrape his way to the bronze medal behind Germany’s Andreas Wellinger and countryman Johann Andre Forfang.

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Johnasson likely will credit his coaches and his tireless training. I am going to credit his mustache.

Look at it. Bask in its glory:


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One has to think his nose bristles might hurt him in terms of drag while he’s sailing through the air, and that worry apparently has crossed his mind in the past.

“I’ll try to remove it eventually and see if it will add a few meters,” he joked in a Google-translated report from Dagbladet.

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