Commonwealth Games 2018: Bangladesh shooter Abdullah Hel Baki stays so still you’d swear this video is a photo
It’s a level of concentration that no amount of coffee or Red Bull could provide.
Abdullah Hel Baki of Bangladesh stands, motionless ready to take his shot in the men’s10-metre air rifle final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The only evidence the video above isn’t a photo – the spectator’s foot moving in the background.
As impressive as the video is, it must be pointed out that competition shooters are allowed to use specialised clothing to improve their stability and prevent chronic back injuries.
But still, the man is practically a statue.
Australia’s Dane Sampson won the event ahead of Baki who claimed silver.
Sampson’s win takes Australia’s Gold Medal tally to 23, while Baki’s silver is the first medal for Bangladesh at the games.
Australia’s bronze medal-winning weightlifter Francois Etoundi probably wishes well-wishers had stayed so still during his medal ceremony – after he was patted no less than 23 times on his obviously injured shoulder.