It’s one thing to have your parents sitting in the audience at a high school talent show. It’s another to have them in the audience when you are competing in an international sporting event. United States Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman competed in the team qualifiers today, and the cameras at NBC caught the reactions of Raisman’s parents as she competed. And needless to say, it was a hilarious moment.
Raisman’s mother carries the weight of the shouted encouragement, yelling “Come on!” approximately every other second. Her father eventually gets into it as well, helpfully concluding the awkwardness with a random scream of… joy?… at the end.
But what really makes the clip is the way Raisman’s parents seem to be contorting themselves into the most stressed-out positions possible leading up to the moment of truth.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of NBC:
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