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Spanish sprinter Bruno Hortelano placed second in the 200m at this week’s European Championships in Amsterdam, setting a new national record for Spain in the process—but a post-race inquiry revealed the runner who placed first in the final, Dutchman Churandy Martina, would be disqualified for leaving his lane. Here’s the moment Hortelano learned from a TV reporter that he had actually won gold:

Hortelano’s name shouldn’t be too unfamiliar to U.S. audiences; he competed at Cornell where he was All-Ivy Academic as a biological engineering major. You’ll see him in Rio competing for Spain in the 100m and 200m events.


Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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