Spanish paracyclist Ricardo Ten Argiles has gone viral after being awarded a watch as a winner’s prize on the 2023 UCI World Championships in Glasgow.
A luxurious Tissot wristwatch would usually be a prize match for a champion, other than the truth that Argiles is amputated from the wrist on each arms.
The 47-year-old dominated the competitors in the course of the competitors, as he received gold in three separate occasions over the weekend and bought a watch on the rostrum twice.
The pleasant Spaniard dealt with the second with astonishing credibility as he stood on the rostrum and was offered with the black and white watch in a flashy field, courtesy of the championship’s important sponsor.
A viral video reveals the second Argiles receives the award and reveals the world champion having fun with a pleasant trade with an official earlier than accumulating his award.
Spanish paracyclist Ricardo Ten Argiles has gone viral after successful the 2023 UCI World Championships in Glasgow
The Spaniard is a double amputee and was offered with a watch on stage
However, Argiles was delighted when he later posted a video of him sporting the watch
He holds the field in his arms and smiles on the crowd as a gold medal additionally hangs round his neck.
The newly topped triple title holder rides a modified bicycle that stretches from the handles to tie his arms in holds.
He can then focus solely on driving along with his legs and, after his current achievements, has achieved the standing of the very best males’s paracyclist on this planet.
Spectators are shocked, nonetheless, that the competitors determined a watch was an applicable prize for the bicycle owner and dismissed the second as “insensitive” and “very dark.”
An offended commenter replied, “Seriously, they should be ashamed!”
The second has since gone viral with Argiles going viral on social media following the awkward trade with the video racking up greater than 355,000 views on the time of publication.
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However, it appears Argiles had no qualms about his reward and as an alternative took to Twitter to point out his delight at being acknowledged by the watch model.
In a web-based response, the bicycle owner stated, “Thank you TISSOT for believing in this super world of inclusion.”
The champion backed up his phrases with a brief video exhibiting Argiles standing subsequent to a working river in Glasgow whereas sporting the watch on his left arm.
The filmmaker requested him, “Ricardo, what time is it?” earlier than the beaming Spaniard replied: ‘It’s world champion time’ as he held up the watch strapped to his arm for the digicam.