Offbeat Norwegian wins 'Moustache Games' for magnificent facial hair

14:50  11 february  2018
14:50  11 february  2018 Source:   AFP

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The 27-year-old’s eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in the normal hill event, where spectators and even competitors shivered in temperatures that plumbed minus 12 degrees Celsius (10 Fahrenheit) “ Norway ’s Robert Johansson has won the Moustache Games ,” joked one.

27-year-old athlete's eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in ski-jumping event at Olympics. “ Norway ’s Robert Johansson has won the Moustache Games ,” joked one.

Robert Johansson soared through sub-zero winds to win ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but most of the talk afterwards focused on his magnificent ginger moustache© Provided by AFP Robert Johansson soared through sub-zero winds to win ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but most of the talk afterwards focused on his magnificent ginger moustache Robert Johansson soared through sub-zero winds to win ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but most of the talk afterwards focused on his magnificent ginger moustache.

The 27-year-old's eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in the normal hill event, where spectators and even competitors shivered in temperatures that plumbed minus 12 degrees Celsius (10 Fahrenheit) but felt much colder with a fierce wind gusting off the mountain.

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The 27-year-old’s eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in the normal hill event, where spectators and even competitors shivered in temperatures that plumbed -12°C but felt much colder with a fierce wind “ Norway ’s Robert Johansson has won the Moustache Games ,” joked one.

Robert Johansson's eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in the normal hill event. " Norway ’s Robert Johansson has won the Moustache Games ," joked one.

The blustery conditions caused numerous delays when the jumpers finally finished well beyond midnight on Saturday night.

Johansson however was warmed by the rabid attention on his handlebar moustache.

Norway's Robert Johansson arrives for his trial jump at the fourth stage of the 66th four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.© Associated Press Norway's Robert Johansson arrives for his trial jump at the fourth stage of the 66th four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. "I started it two years ago and it's been good for me," he told reporters, smiling, after grabbing the first Olympic medal of his career.

"I started getting compliments for it and just went with it."

Andreas Wellinger of Germany might have won gold to stun reigning double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch, but Twitter users were more obsessed with the curling foliage adorning Johansson's upper lip.

"Norway’s Robert Johansson has won the Moustache Games," joked one.

Another chipped in: "Best thing in the Winter Olympics so far: Robert Johansson’s moustache!"

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