Spanish Olympic sprinter Bruno Hortelano finished second in this week's 200m race at the European Championships in Amsterdam. His time set a new record for Spain. However, no one let him know that Churandy Martina, who finished first, was disqualified for stepping out of his lane. That disqualification meant that Hortelano won gold.
As he started his post-race interview Hortelano corrected the interviewer, letting her know that he won silver and not gold. A language barrier between the Dutch reporter and the Spanish sprinter lead to a bit of awkwardness before the reporter showed Hortelano on her phone that he had actually won gold.
He celebrated by doing the thing he does best, running off into the distance, presumably to give someone the most excited hug of the European Championships.
Hortelano, a former All-Academic sprinter at Cornell, will be seen again this summer, competing in the 100m and 200m races at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
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