"I'm like a walrus" - Kenneth Egan's reaction to Kellie Harrington winning gold was priceless 1 month ago

"I'm like a walrus" - Kenneth Egan's reaction to Kellie Harrington winning gold was priceless

"Super, super, super, super."

Kenneth Egan knows all about what it takes to be successful at the Olympics, having won silver back in 2008.

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Dublin's Kellie Harrington went one better however, by beating Beatriz Ferreira in the Olympic final, in the early hours of this morning, and picking up gold.

Egan was part of the punditry team at the Tokyo Olympics, and alongside Eric Donovan and Peter Collins, the Irishman was ecstatic when Harrington's hand was raised.

The former Olympian was the only one who didn't rise from his chair, but he seemed to be stuck on a loop, clapping his hands and repeating the same word over and over again.

"Super, super, super, super, super."

Some people are stuck for words, others are just stuck on one word, but it is totally understandable given the monumental feat that Harrington has just achieved.

In the RTE studios, the pundits looked back on their reactions and Egan compared his own to a certain animal.

"I'm like a walrus."

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Simultaneously, reactions all over Ireland where even more emphatic, as family members were reduced to tears, and friends screamed with sheer delirium at watching their hero conquer Tokyo.

Even children were up early, with their faces painted green, white and orange, glued to the TV in awe, and jumping with ecstasy at the final bell.

A whole generation will be inspired to take up boxing and follow in Harrington's footsteps.