Watch: Olympic Gold Medallist's Security Check Prank Will Crack You Up
Canadian cyclist Kelsey Mitchell used her Olympic Gold Medal to prank some security officials in Tokyo.
- Kelsey Mitchell won the gold medal in women's sprint at Tokyo 2020
- The Canadian shared a video of her fooling around at a security check
- She also wrote a farewell message for Japan
Canadian cyclist Kelsey Mitchell took to Instagram to bid farewell to Japan after winning gold at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. She wrote a long and emotional post on Instagram along with a hilarious video from her time in the Japanese capital. In the video, she can be seen walking through a metal detector at a venue in Tokyo and the machine starts to beep. At first, she seems confused as to what set the metal detector off before sheepishly taking out her gold medal that she was wearing from inside her shirt, leading to laughs from the security personnel and volunteers.
Laughter soon turned to applause as they congratulated the 27-year-old Canadian.
"Shoutout to Japan! I did not see much of this country...I didn't even have sushi!!!" she wrote in her post.
"BUT the people were INCREDIBLE! So kind, polite, helpful, positive, friendly, AND they even laughed at my jokes (bonus!!)," she continued.
"Thank you Japan for hosting the Olympics, for allowing people to follow and accomplish their dreams, and to show the world the power of sport!" she concluded, before saying she is excited to watch the Paralympics, which were declared open on Tuesday, and cheered on her country.
Kelsey Mitchell won the gold medal in the women's sprint event at the Tokyo Games, finishing ahead of Ukraine's Olena Starikova and Hong Kong's Wai Sze Lee.