Olympic Gold medallist Kelsey Mitchell's prank at security check will leave you in splits | Watch
She shared a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram message as well as a humorous video from her stay in Japan's capital.
Kelsey Mitchell, a Canadian cyclist who won gold in the just-completed Tokyo Olympics, turned to Instagram to wave farewell to Japan. She shared a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram message as well as a humorous video from her stay in Japan's capital.
In the footage, she is seen stepping past a metal detector at a Tokyo venue, and the machine begins to beep. She initially appears perplexed as to what triggered the metal detector before shyly pulling out her gold medal from beneath her blouse, eliciting laughter from the security staff and volunteers.
As they praised the 27-year-old Canadian, the laughter quickly turned to cheers. In her blog post, she stated: "Greetings from Japan! I didn't get to see much of the country... I didn't even eat any sushi!!! BUT THE PEOPLE WERE AMAZING! They were very sweet, courteous, helpful, cheerful, and pleasant, and they even laughed at my jokes (plus!)"
She further added: "Thank you Japan for hosting the Olympics, for allowing people to follow and accomplish their dreams, and to show the world the power of sport!". She went on to say she is excited to watch the Paralympics, which were declared open on Tuesday and cheered on her country.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Kelsey Mitchell won gold in the women's sprint event, beating off Ukraine's Olena Starikova and Hong Kong's Wai Sze Lee.