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Olympian Sun Yang mercilessly sledged after his swim cap tries to flee his grasp

China's golden boy, swimmer Sun Yang has given normal people everywhere a reminder that even world class athletes have moments of ineptitude. 

Upon winning the 200m freestyle swim in Rio, Yang opted to toss his swimming cap to his swarm of supportive fans. A noble and kind gesture, were it not for the slip-of-hand that resulted in the cap fleeing from its owner and launching itself back into the pool.

It's a comfort to see that even athletes at the literal top of their game are susceptible to awkwardness.

China's been having a mixed run in Rio, despite their 13 medals thus far. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the wrong flag had been flown during both the opening ceremony and a medal ceremony.

The smaller stars on the flag were set at a wrong angle — something commentators from China were quick to point out that was " a principle that even primary school students would understand."

But with #CapGate comes a new opportunity for social media users to return fire at Yang after the merciless trolling of Australian swimmer Horton a few days prior. Horton's been calling Yang a "drug cheat" to psych him out, you see. 

Some people even referenced Australia's own uncoordinated Prime Minister John Howard's train wreck of a performance from a ministerial visit to Pakistan in 2005.

May #CapGate stand as a monument to our humanity. Even at our best, we are a weird bag of flesh of bone, just trying to get by.

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