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.
This dude @evanmanivong sticking the landing and then whipping out his vaccination card is the ultimate flex.
— OLIVIA witherite (@Oliviawitherite) April 5, 2021
Going viral: Two weeks later, a video of Manivong whipping out his vaccination card went viral, according to The Daily Illini.
It’s my vaccination card… go get vaccinated everyone! https://t.co/Of7IE0QvXj
— E v a n (@evanmanivong) March 23, 2021
- 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.
You are a champ. Thank you for this awesome vaccine selfie!
— Dr. Lucky Tran (@luckytran) April 5, 2021
Best vaccine selfie hands down! Here @CDCgov takes notes. This is how you smartly and beautifully advocating people to get vaccinated 💪
— WANG laoshi 😷🧼🤲♋️🕉️☮️ (@gagawulala) April 6, 2021
— Isaac K. Lee (@IsaacKLee) April 5, 2021
Fantastic!! A true Humanitarian! 💪🏽🎉
— Yvette Campos (@yvettelcampos) April 6, 2021
Feature Image via @evanmanivong