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Aussie Sprinter Wants 'Package' Profile Shot Removed To Avoid 'Shirvo Comparisons'

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Aussie Sprinter Wants 'Package' Profile Shot Removed To Avoid 'Shirvo Comparisons'

Aussie sprinter Rohan Browning is keen to get his profile picture and cover photo on the World Athletics website changed... ASAP!

Why? Well, because he wants to avoid what he described as "Shirvo comparisons".

Still not quite grasping what he means? Let us explain.

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The cover photo on Browning's profile happens to feature an image of his crotch.

But this isn't just any old picture, it's actually a super close-up zoomed-in photo of his entire package.

It's no exactly the most flattering of images to have on your official profile and Browning, understandably, wants it changed.

"Can someone from World Athletics update my profile cover shot please? Don't want to draw Shirvo comparisons," he tweeted.

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Who he's referring to in the cheeky tongue in cheek tweet is Matt 'Shirvo' Shirvington.

Today, we know Shirvington as a fresh-faced television presenter.

But back in the day he used to be an absolute weapon on the track and even competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in the 100m and 200m events.

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Shirvington is also renowned for boasting arguably the most famous package ever seen in a pair of tight lycra athletic shorts.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Upon seeing Browning's hilarious tweet, World Athletics sprung into action and quickly changed the cover photo and profile picture.

Thankfully for young Browning, there will be no more "Shirvo comparisons".

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Although let's be honest, it's not exactly a bad comparison to have, right?

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Browning is expected to take Tokyo by storm when he steps foot on the track this weekend.

Earlier this year, he became the first Australian to qualify for the men's 100m event at the Olympic Games since Joshua Ross back at Athens in 2004.

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He's also only the second Aussie in history to break the 10-second time barrier for the 100m - albeit wind-assisted.

One person who is well aware of the blistering Aussie is fellow compatriot (and package boaster) Shirvington.

Credit: Instagram/@rohanbrowning
Credit: Instagram/@rohanbrowning

"We both agreed there is a huge opportunity for him, a huge opportunity to step into that fastest man in the world space because when you look at the last 12 months of results, it is pretty wide open I have to be honest with you," Shirvington told The Australian.

"I think without a doubt he can break 10sec in good conditions in the heats in Tokyo. If he can run 9.95s he will put himself in the mix for a medal based on how tight it is across the board.

"It is wide open, there is a huge opportunity."

Yes, huge indeed.

Featured Image Credit: Nine/Instagram/@rohanbrowning

Topics: olympics, Aussie, Tokyo Olympics, Australia

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