Game of Thrones fans are throwing their weight behind a certain high jumper: Brandon Starc.
Ok, so the spelling of the Australian Olympian’s name isn’t exactly the same as the character – Bran Stark – but it’s pretty darn close to the youngest surviving member of Ned Stark’s family.
As such #HouseStarc has become a thing ahead of Wednesday’s men’s high jump final…
— Nikole (@NikoleGunn) August 15, 2016
When two worlds collide, it’s a lovely thing.
— Caspar Eliot (@CasparEliot) June 30, 2013
GoT fans have their winner:
And his name is BRANDON STARC. Game of Thrones for the win
— The Oh Errol Girls (@oherrol) August 15, 2016
— Fi (@federering) August 15, 2016
And, as if that wasn’t enough, he is in fact the brother of Australia’s opening bowler Mitchell Starc.
Nice Game of Thrones coincidence for cricket fans: Aussie opening bowler Mitchell has a high-jumping brother by the name of Brandon Starc.
— Josh Davis (@joshmdavis1) June 8, 2013
Starc himself is really rather enjoying all of the support
So overwhelmed with the amount of support from close and far. Thank you all so much. Time to recover and go bigger in the final!
— Brandon Starc (@bstarc_) August 15, 2016
Let’s hope medals are coming…