OUCH! Hiroki Ogita was SO close to clearing the bar during his pole vault jump August 18 at the 2016 Rio Olympics, when his own manhood got in the way of his potential victory! In a cringeworthy moment, the Japanese athlete is clearly in pain over the unexpected mishap. Watch the chilling video here!
Well, we bet this is the last thing Hiroki Ogita, 28, expected to get in his way of Olympic greatness. He was midway through his jump during the qualifying rounds at the Rio Olympics when his male parts caused him to foul, consequently costing him a spot in the final.
Hiroki was striving to clear the bar at a “height of 5.3 meters (17.3 feet) in group A of the first round,” according to the NY Post. As seen in the video his jump appeared to be close to clearing, but the shin part of his leg grazed the bar. Then, it was his penis that caused the bar to shake and eventually fall. Aw!
However, he did clear his “second attempt” at the jump, making an impressive “height of 5.45 meters (17.8 feet) for his last,” the Post mentioned, but sadly it landed him in “21st place.” This was the unfortunate end to his stay in the Rio games.
Hopefully Hiroki grabbed an ice pack and is feeling better after that fall, which has quickly gone viral. What a way to go out? This certainly doesn’t seem like a common way to end your stint in the most important athletic competition in the world. But hey, there’s always 2020, right? Be sure to keep coming back to HollywoodLife.com for your favorite sports and all of the latest coverage from the 2016 Rio Olympics!
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