The Olympic torch has already been dropped a couple times en route to Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, but the latest torchbearer to take a tumble was taught an instant lesson in showboating.
At first glance, it looks like those around him are trying to jump over him to avoid him. But a closer look reveals a whole group of people preparing to jump before the torchbearer goes down.
Was the goal to create a good Instagram post? The world may never know.
It wouldn’t be the first time someone was more worried about a photo op with the Olympic torch:
Quando alguém leva um capote, você ajuda, ri ou tira uma selfie? O cara de verde riu e tirou uma selfie. pic.twitter.com/HaMg1i6gyg
— Cipri (@xCiipri) July 21, 2016
During the Olympic torch’s travels in Brazil, it has survived many trials and tribulations:
June 1: Former Brazilian swimmer and coach João Reinaldo Costa Lima Neto, better known as Nikita, stepped in a hole in the pavement and fell. He dropped the torch, but got back to his feet quickly.
June 22: An Amazon jaguar named Juma was shot dead shortly after its participation in a torch lighting ceremony.
June 23: A group of protesters blocked the planned path of the torch, forcing a detour.
June 26: A man was arrested for attempting to throw a bucket of water on the flame, although he missed the torch and only doused the torchbearer.
July 4: A five-car crash occurred when a driver attempted to slow to take a photo of the torch.
July 13: A man attempted to put out the flame with a fire extinguisher but was quickly tackled by security before he had the chance.
July 19: A local businesswoman, Luiza Helena Trajano, stumbled and fell with the flame. She also dropped the torch, but got back to her feet and finished the leg of the relay.