South Surrey rugby fan shows off dance moves in popular online video

Malcolm Gendall provided Canada Sevens event with memorable moment last month

South Surrey’s Malcolm Gendall dances during last month’s Canada Sevens rugby tournament. (Twitter screen grab)

A young Semiahmoo Peninsula athlete showed off some pretty impressive dance moves last month at the Canada Sevens rugby tournament in Vancouver – and tournament organizers have the video to prove it.

On Thursday afternoon, the Canada Sevens official Twitter account posted a video of a fan joining – and, in the end, upstaging – a paid performer dancing on the steps inside Vancouver’s BC Place during the tournament, which ran March 10-11.

By Friday morning, that unnamed fan had been identified as Malcolm Gendall – a South Surrey Special Olympian – after Bayside Rugby retweeted the Canada Sevens’ post.

“Bayside Sharks’ very own Malcolm Gendall providing the best “in between game entertainment” of the Vancouver 7s weekend,” the post read.

The original tweet from the Canada Sevens account called Gendall’s impromptu dance routine “one of our favourite moments” of the two-day event, and declared that “Sometimes, the best moments are unscripted. In sport and in life.”

As of 9 a.m. Friday, the original video had more than 5,200 views and the tweet had been liked nearly 300 times.

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