Here's How Twitter Reacted To Chris Froome's Bronze In The Individual Time Trial At Rio 2016
An amazing achievement? An opportunity lost? A bit of both? Here's what Twitter said.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome bagged himself a bronze medal in today's Men's Individual Time Trial event at Rio 2016. While a shake of the head from Froome upon crossing the line illustrated his own disappointment with not winning, we don't think Froome-y should be too hard on himself. Road cycling legend Fabian Cancellara was on another level today, finishing nearly a minute ahead of Tom Dumouilin who came second. You win some, you lose some; as they say.
Here's how Twitter responded to Chris Froome's bronze medal. Most offered congratulations but, because this is Twitter and some people don't know how to be nice on Twitter, some thought Froome should have done better and that his third place finish should be marked off as a medal lost rather than a medal won (we think that's massively unfair on Chris, but everyone's entitled to their opinion we guess).
— Sophia Adey (@sophia_ea01) August 10, 2016
— Cormac Trevor Wilson (@CormacWilsonUK) August 10, 2016
Awesome bronze medal from. #chrisfroome
— Samantha Allen (@smallen999) August 10, 2016
Fantastic time trial and a bronze medal for @chrisfroome after a really tough season well done Chris amazing.
— Andy The HO Handyman (@Sportywagon) 10 August 2016
And as Chris Froome wins Bronze for his country, I pull a muscle in my thumb opening a Callippo. #livingthedream
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) 10 August 2016
Congrats @chrisfroome that's an incredible double to win the Tour & medal at the Olympics!
— Dame Sarah Storey (@DameSarahStorey) 10 August 2016
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) 10 August 2016
— UK Sport (@uk_sport) 10 August 2016
Steady day for Team GB so far. Another bronze from Chris Froome. Hopefully we can start picking up some more golds! #Rio2016
— Jack Garwood (@GobbyGarwood) 10 August 2016
— Danny Hutchingson (@IXIVoodooIXI) 10 August 2016
— Joseph Perry (@MrJosephPerry) 10 August 2016
— INTERSPORT (@A_Sporting_Life) 10 August 2016
Chris Froome has no lips. Hell of a cyclist though.
— Sakho's Dog (@KloppClips) 10 August 2016
— Chris Lanaway (@chrislanaway) 10 August 2016
I think Chris Froome is my favourite sportsman that looks like an accountant.
— Jamie (@jtlovell1979) 10 August 2016
Well done to Chris froome, what a shame we can't put the same pride, and will to win , in our over paid footballers
— Pete Stafford (@0386588c65c1492) 10 August 2016
— Fraggle (@penguinfriendly) 10 August 2016
Congrats @chrisfroome on your Olympic Bronze medal!! What a fantastic year you have had. Well done!!
— Roberta Wilkins (@RobertaWilkins) 10 August 2016
Chris Froome has an odd head
— 2016ean (@seancourt) 10 August 2016
— Matt (@dimatt1987) 10 August 2016
Chris Froome will not give a flying fuck about winning bronze. He's better than that
— Sam Waterhouse (@_Swag_Money__) 10 August 2016
Chris Froome was tired? They're 4 hours behind us in Rio. It's only lunchtime. I often don't have a nap until about 4 and I'm not athlete.
— (((Huw))) (@ed_son) 10 August 2016
— Carol Hunter (@lopsock) 10 August 2016
— Mark Tate (@tatey66) 10 August 2016
@chrisfroome well done Chris, absolutely fantastic effort, Bronze enhances your Tour de France win, you're an inspiration to every cyclist
— Gary Willoughby (@munchbite) 10 August 2016
— Andy Collins (@collers_AC) 10 August 2016