Jon Montgomery won skeleton gold on Friday evening — giving Canada its fourth gold medal after not previously winning gold on home soil — and celebrated with a loud cheer. Considering he's spent the past seven years training for and dreaming of this moment, who can fault him for cheering?
Apparently, Montgomery himself.
“I had said at the beginning of the race that if I was in that position and I did get gold coming from behind that I was going to remain stoic and respectful because you never want to cheer when somebody else loses. But I have to apologise to Martins, that didn’t happen, I lost my mind when I saw the 0.07 come up and I was like I had stuck my finger in a light socket,” he added.
Monty, you won Olympic gold. There are few times in life where you can whoop, holler and yell in public without apology. Celebrate for yourself and for your country. You've earned it.