While the retirement of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah has ensured that the IAAF World Championships has never been short of worthy moments, the crowd also enjoyed some action off the field as well. In a competition featuring the best of athletes from across the world, surprisingly, a mascot has become the crowd favourite in London.
It has shown its love to TV anchors and athletes alike, keeping everyone guessing on what's going on in Hero's head.
— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) August 5, 2017
Known as Hero the Hedgehog, the mascot is built by nine-year-old Elinor in a bid to drive home the importance of the depleting specie, the mascot has surely amassed a large assembly of fans all around the world, thanks to its mischievous activities throughout the Championships, bringing a huge smile on everyone's faces.
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) August 11, 2017
In between, Hero the Hedgehog has thrown in some words of wisdom for us.
— Nicole Lavery (@MeSoPretty) August 9, 2017
Someone who doesn't seem to care much for the ocassion,surrounding or even the threat of being hit, Hero seems to be chilling out with the whole world watching on keenly.
— Judi Stafford (@scubashelley) August 8, 2017
And if you doubt its athletic skills, its water sliding abilities will surely convince you that a gold medal is not far away.
— IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 9, 2017
📹 Not the Hero London needs. The Hero London deserves.
— IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 13, 2017
We surely consider Hero the Hedgehog one of the best mascots ever. What about you?
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Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 13:28:25 IST