Olympic athlete VOMITS on himself after collapsing in 50km walk race in sweltering heat but amazingly carries on
JAPANESE athlete Masatora Kawano VOMITED on himself before hitting the floor in frustration during the Olympics 50kilometres walk race.
Kawana had been in contention for a medal before his sick blip before he suddenly collapsed in what appeared to be exhaustion.
It was a BBC presenter in Japan who noticed that Kawano had puked and announced that his race must be over.
The commentator said: "Oh that was a little bit of vomit there I think. That's a real shame.
"But it looks like Kawano's race is over and you can see the frustration there."
Much to the commentator's surprise the Japanese runner then managed to get up and continue the race.
Although his dream of a top gong had disappeared he still staggered to an impressive sixth place finish.
Kawano wasn't the only one who struggled during the race.
An astonishing 20 percent of his peers failed to complete the event which took place in sweltering 31 degrees heat.
It got so hot for one competitor, Eric Barrondo, he decided to take drastic measures and was caught pouring cold water down his crotch to deal with the heat of 76 per cent humidity.
But the 30-year-old Guatemalan's survival tactic was pointless in the end as he was later disqualified for running.
Competitors must have at least one foot touching the ground at all times.
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Race walkers need to keep their leading leg straight as their foot connects with the ground.
It also has to stay straight until it passes underneath the body.
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