Remember the old saying “haste makes waste”? Turns out it can be applied to multiple life situations, not just to eating too fast. In sports, for example, you shouldn’t celebrate your victory before you win. I know, it’s kinda messed up that you need to explain to people something this obvious.
As you’re about to see, some athletes and celebrities are just too good to finish the race or read the text properly, throwing their hands in a victorious pose instead, only to be humiliated a few seconds later. This short compilation of 10 premature celebration fails should teach you a good life lesson – it ain’t over till it’s over!
1. Tanguy Pepiot vs Meron Simon
Any runner in the world will tell you that you cannot give up until the very finish line. And this is exactly why.
2. Moonlight vs La La Land
La La Land may have not won this Oscar, but they sure did try.
3. Miss Universe 2016: Colombia and Philippines
Regardless of whether Miss Columbia or Miss Philippines got the title – the real winners were the viewers.
4. Nick Young Celebrates Too Early | L.A. Lakers VS
Jeez, man, keep your eyes on the ball!
5. Alex Cujavante vs Sang Cheol Lee
One of the most famous (or infamous) victory snags in the recent history. Just look at that cocky dude. He definitely deserved this.
6. KK Partizan vs Cibona
This is pure madness. I hope a lot of people were fired that day. Especially the coach.
7. Meghan Rutledge, X Games
She thought she had it. Yeah, that’s right, “thought” being the keyword here. You gotta make sure the finish line is behind you before you do something stupid.
8. Cynthia Calvillo vs Carla Esparza
Never celebrate too early, because the point is still the same as before!
9. Mike Clayton and His Accursed Putter
Yeah, sure, twirl that putter like you’re Donatello of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What could go wrong?
10. Bicycle Race
Taking both hands off the handlebars at the end of an exhausting race was not the most brilliant idea, in retrospect.