What Japanese people REALLY think of Aussies: Today show reporter asks Tokyo residents to describe Australians after swim coach Dean Boxall’s wild Olympics celebration
Australian swim coach Dean Boxall went viral last week when a mild-mannered Tokyo Games attendant was unable to rein in his wild celebrations.
And after this amusing culture clash was broadcast to millions of people around the world, a Today show reporter asked everyday Tokyo residents to describe Australia and its people – with some amusing and heartfelt results.
‘I think Australian people definitely say what’s on their mind!’ one local said on Tuesday.
Vox pop: A Today show reporter asked Tokyo residents to describe Australia and its people on Tuesday – with some amusing and heartfelt results
Another Japanese man described Australians as ‘so nice’.
One woman who was approached on the street said Australia’s natural wonders were ‘so beautiful’ and ‘so interesting’.
The comments come after Ariarne Titmus’ swim coach went viral for his high-energy reaction to her incredible gold medal victory.
The 20-year-old athlete stormed home to win gold in the 400m freestyle over America’s greatest-ever female swimmer Katie Ledecky last Monday, with Boxall’s crazy celebrations being broadcast across the globe.
Viral sensation: The question was asked after Australian swim coach Dean Boxall’s wild celebrations went viral last week
He ripped his face mask off and started running up and down the stands before screaming and gyrating as a staff member panicked in the background.
Boxall, who Titmus and her family relocated from Tasmania to Queensland for him to be the prodigy’s coach, was caught on cameras of broadcasts around the world stalking the pool as the 20-year-old approached the wall for her first gold medal.
‘I mean he is going crazy. Oh my goodness, haha! He’s like putting on a show like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones or something,’ the commentator said as he burst through barriers and threw his mask.
Champion! Boxall’s protégé Ariarne Titmus (pictured) stormed home to win gold in the 400m freestyle over America’s greatest ever female swimmer Katie Ledecky last Monday
Boxall then grabbed onto a glass barrier and shook it as he gyrated into the railing.
He then punched the air and screamed at the pool as a startled Japanese Olympic worker nervously tried to encourage him back into his section.
The coach was later overcome with emotion and wiped away tears while Titmus took to the podium to accept her gold medal.
Viral: Boxall ripped his face mask off and started running up and down the stands before screaming and gyrating as an Olympics staff member (right) panicked in the background