Illinois Gymnast Sticks Vault Landing, ‘Flexes’ Vaccination Card

A video of an Illinois gymnast “flexing” his COVID-19 vaccination card after nailing a vault routine has recently gone viral.   

What happened: Evan Manivong, a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tucked a white card into his jersey during an Illinois meet against Minnesota on March 22, according to the Chicago Tribune

  • While celebrating his stuck vault landing, Manivong proudly showed the mysterious card to his audience. 
  • He tweeted about this “flex” later on, explaining that it was his vaccination card. 
  • “It’s my vaccination card… go get vaccinated everyone!” Manivong wrote. 

Going viral: Two weeks later, a video of Manivong whipping out his vaccination card went viral, according to The Daily Illini.

  • As of this writing, the video has received more than 3.7 million views on Twitter.
  • Various social media users tweeted words of support and praised the Illinois gymnast.

Feature Image via @evanmanivong

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