Oh no! Yohann Diniz suffered a major embarrassment when he soiled himself during the 50km race-walking competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The world record holder even collapsed after his daunting journey! Watch the video here.
Yohann Diniz, 38, proved when you gotta go — you gotta go. The french athlete was picking up his pace while competing at the big games on Aug. 19, when his stomach pains got the best of him. Just as he built up a lead in the 50km walk, the world record holder pooped his pants and the incident was unfortunately caught on tape. Yohann tried to keep his cool, until he collapsed moments later at the 35km mark. Officials helped the sports coach get back to his feet, before he soaked himself with water and continued forth. Despite the streams of brown running down his legs, he managed to come in seventh place, finishing up the race in under four hours. Wow, that’s dedication!
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 19, 2016
Yohann later sponged off any mess and kept a positive attitude about being able to complete the race under such uncomfortable conditions. “His legs were wobbling like cooked spaghetti at times,” according to the Associated Press. Unbelievable right? The strong-willed Olympian is no flash in the pan, considering he previously set the world record in 2011 by completing the 50 km race in 3 hours and 35 minutes. Yohann also took home the silver medal for his impressive display at the 2007 Osaka World Championship.
While Yohann’s cringeworthy experience may seem unusual, it’s actually quite common for long-distance athletes. “Runner’s trots are specifically characterized by complaining of frequent bowel movements either during a run or immediately after,” Dr. Sophie Balzora of NYU Langone Medical Center previously revealed to BuzzFeed. “You often feel bloated … eventually you just can’t hold it.” It makes sense. Nonetheless, we’re still proud of Yohann’s major accomplishment!
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