Japan’s Masatora Kawano vomits on herself and falls to the ground before ENDING the 50km running race
Japanese Masatora Kawano furiously punches the floor after vomiting on himself and then falling to the ground from exhaustion before CONTINUING on the 50km loop race to finish 6th… as this Guatemalan racer gives his genitals a week to cool down!
Japan’s Masatora Kawano displayed a superhuman spirit to complete a grueling 50km race after surrendering to himself and falling to the ground.
Kawano was in the medal chase when he appeared to surrender himself and then collapsed from exhaustion before hitting the ground in frustration when his race appeared to be over.
However, Kawano somehow managed to get himself back on his feet to continue racing, despite his dream of earning a medal suddenly vanishing before his eyes.
Masatora Kawano appeared to surrender herself during the 50km race walk in Tokyo
He sank to the floor exhausted and slapped it in frustration as his hopes for a medal faded
The Japanese athlete, who was one of the contenders to finish on the podium before the race, finished the race admirably in sixth place.
Kawano was not alone in experiencing a tough moment in a physically exhausting race in 31-degree heat, with more than 20 percent of the field failing to finish.
On a more lighthearted moment, Erick Barrondo of Guatemala watched his genitals soak to keep cool during the race.
Erick Barrondo from Guatemala was seen soaking his genitals to keep cool during the race
Polish Dawid Tomala put in a dominant performance to claim the gold, finishing in just under four hours with a time of 3:50:08.
German runner Jonathan Hilbert was not far behind him and crossed the line in second to win the silver medal.
There was a late turn in the battle for the bronze, with a last gasp from Canadian Evan Dunfee seeing him finish on the line just ahead of Spaniard Marc Tur.
Tur’s compatriot, Jesus Angel Garcia, was way down the field, finishing 35th, but finishing just in was still a huge achievement for the 51-year-old, who is competing in his eight Olympics.