Normally, athletes bow towards the finishing lines in hopes of crossing it a little bit faster, but Infinite Tucker took it a leap further.
Yes, name really is Infinite Tucker. A junior at Texas A&M University, as reported in CBS News.
At the recent Southeastern Conference (SEC) Track & Field Championship, he finally won gold when he took a Superman-style leap at the crossing line.
When Miller-Uibo “dove” (fell) to beat Felix a couple years back, I was on the radio for an hour or so explaining to people why diving is likely not a good finishing tactic. Thankfully Infinite Tucker wasn’t listening. #bestnameever pic.twitter.com/JR0VhZyBq3— Jason Kerr (@kerrjason) May 12, 2019
“I closed my eyes over hurdle 10, I opened it, saw my ma at the finish, and I jumped to give her a hug, that’s all it is.”Infinite Tucker told ESPN
Hence the reason he leaped with joy.
He wanted to hug his mom.
A video on YouTube shows Tucker’s full Superman dive.
At the last SEC Championship, he only won Silver.
This time, he beat his team mate, Robert Grant by a mere 0.09 seconds lead.
Social media has gone mad with his skills and determination for gold.
I wish I was as dedicated to anything as Infinite Tucker is to crossing the finish line first. pic.twitter.com/DgEoPvJwHZ— Clara Goodwin (@5NEWSClara) May 12, 2019
1. Harian Metro, May 13, 2019 (Pelari macam ni pun ada… )
2. CBS News, May 13, 2019 (College hurdler goes full “Superman” to win gold medal in close race)
3. ABC News, May 14, 2019 (Incredible dive at finish line sees Infinite Tucker win SEC Outdoor Champions hurdles race)