The walker Yohann Diniz was caught in a sudden urge in full race of the 50km walk at the Rio Olympics Games. Since he could not afford to stop to go to the toilet, he was forced to relieve himself while continuing his walk.
You’ve got to feel pretty sorry for Diniz, who eventually finished in a creditable 11th place, seeing his Olympic dreams end in such humiliating fashion.
Despite all the issues he encountered, the 38-year-old proved himself to be a true Olympic hero by refusing to give up and persevering.
This type of mishap is common in these long distance races. Walkers of 50 km does not have the opportunity to go to the toilet. According to statistics, about 20 to 40% of the participants of a marathon experience digestive disorders during the race, problems at the root of half the dropouts during the race.
To avoid this kind of inconvenience, doctors advise athletes to avoid animal fat before the race, fibrous fruits and vegetables. Pineapples, cabbage, bread or cereals are strongly discouraged before an endurance race.
Victim of a failure in Beijing in 2008 and disqualified in London 2012, Yoann Diniz (European Champion 2014 of the 50 km) could finally overcome the “curse”.
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