Three Olympic athletes surprised many “One Piece” fans after striking poses of two famous Straw Hat members at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
New Nakama: Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece made a steamy entrance during the grand finals of the long jump on Aug. 2, according to Anime News Network.
The 23-year-old athlete imitated Monkey D. Luffy’s Gear Second pose during his entrance. Tentoglou explained the reference to reporters post-match and said, “If you know, you know,” Kotaku reported. “It’s from One Piece.”
American shot putter Payton Otterdahl, 25, had also gone viral online for imitating Franky, another member of Luffy’s Straw Hat pirates, Comicbook reported. Not just his pose, but Otterdahl can also be seen mouthing Franky’s iconic catchphrase, “SUPER!”
Italian athlete Massimo Stano, 29, finished his 20-kilometer (12-mile) race walk with his thumb inside his mouth — the…