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A University of Illinois gymnast caught the attention of people around the world after celebrating by brandishing his vaccination card.
Evan Manivong sealed his fourth vault title of the season with a career best equalling score of 14.750 in the March 22 meeting with Minnesota
After sticking the landing, the young athlete took a card out from his vest and showed it to those around him before celebrating with his teammates.
.@evanmanivong ties his career-high with a 14.750!
We're not sure what was on that card either...😅
#Illini 🔶🔷 https://t.co/jAEcd0L1ub — Illinois M Gym (@Illinois M Gym)
“It’s my vaccination card… go get vaccinated everyone!” he later tweeted.
One commentator said: “Oh and he sticks the landing! Not sure what that is… a vaccine card?
“Whatever it is, if that’s what it takes, sign me up for one of those cards – that was amazing.”
Illinois sealed victory over Minnesota in the meeting, while Manivong’s celebration has since been viewed more than three million times on social media.