Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita’s attempt to clear a height of 5.3 meters (17.3 feet) in group A of Monday night’s competition was foiled by an unlikely object: his junk.
As you can see in the GIF above, Ogita’s legs come into contact with the bar first, but it was his dick that really pulled it down. While he managed to keep his junk in check and clear the height on his second attempt, he couldn’t top 5.45 meters (17.8 feet) on his last jump, which put him in 21st place and out of the Olympics.
Ogita may have missed out on a gold medal, but he joins an illustrious group of Olympians who gained fame thanks to their unfortunately positioned dongs.
[h/t New York Post]