Japan’s Masatora Kawano punches the floor in anger after VOMITING on himself and then collapsing to the ground in exhaustion before CONTINUING the 50km walk race to finish 6th… while this Guatemalan racer gives his private parts a soak to cool down!
- Japan’s Masatora Kawano somehow managed to finish the 50km walk race
- Kawano collapsed in exhaustion during the race and appeared to be sick
- He hauled himself back off the floor and ended up finishing in sixth place
- Poland’s Dawid Tomala claimed gold in what was a gruelling race in 31C heat
Japan’s Masatora Kawano showed super-human spirit to finish a gruelling 50km race after vomiting on himself and collapsing to the ground.
Kawano was in the medal hunt when he appeared to vomit down himself and then collapsed in exhaustion before hitting the ground in frustration as his race looked to be over.
However, Kawano somehow managed to haul himself back to his feet to continue racing despite his dream of medalling vanishing before his eyes in an instance.
Masatora Kawano appeared to vomit down himself during the 50km race walk in Tokyo
He collapsed to the floor in exhaustion and pounded it in frustration as his medal hopes faded
The Japanese athlete, who was one of the contenders to finish on the podium before the race, admirably ended up finishing the race in sixth position.
Kawano was not the only one to suffer a tough moment in what was a physically-draining race in 31 degrees heat, with over 20 per cent of the field failing to finish.
In a more light-hearted moment, Guatemala’s Erick Barrondo was seen soaking his private parts in a bid to stay cool during the race.
Guatemala’s Erick Barrondo was seen soaking his private parts in a bid to stay cool in the race
Poland’s 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 race walker Jonathan Hilbert was not too far behind him, crossing the line in second position to win the silver medal.
There was a late twist in the battle for the bronze, with a last-gasp charge from Canada’s Evan Dunfee seeing him finish just ahead of Spain’s Marc Tur at the line.
Tur’s compatriot, Jesus Angel Garcia, was way down the field, coming in 35th, but just finishing was still a huge achievement for the 51-year-old, who is competing at his eight Olympics Games.
Poland’s Dawid Tomala crossed the line in just under four hours to claim gold in Tokyo