Tue, Oct 23, 2018

The Olympic Games are in full swing!

But that’s not all that is swinging! Japan is putting in a solid showing in Rio. Currently, as I write this, in 10th place with 7 golds and 29 medals overall. Not a bad showing you’d think.

But not good enough for Hiroki Ogita who wanted to help add to that tally. Much to his disappointment the pole vaulter failed to progress to the latter stages. And people are talking about his pole. The other one.

His penis may have cost him a medal!

The gif below shows what the fuss about. It is of course, not something the sensible BBC are going to put in their reports. But I do. 🙂

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Surely he deserves a medal for making the world laugh. Where shall we hang it?

Semen Simon


Olympic pole vault penis claim denied by Japan athlete Hiroki Ogita

Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita has described his bewilderment after reports his penis had prevented him from progressing in the Rio Olympics went viral.

A video of the athlete hitting the bar with what looked to some like his penis under his shorts quickly spread online.

His leg had already made contact with the bar but his arm finished the job.

“I never expected the foreign media to take me down like this,” the 28-year-old athlete tweeted.

“It’s one thing if it was true, but I have to say I’m pretty devastated that they’d go so far to make something up to mock and ridicule me so much.”

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One pole vaulting expert told the BBC he thought it was a case of an unfortunate camera angle.

“He had already pressed on the crossbar so much,” pole vaulting coach David Yeo said in Singapore.

“The crossbar was bound to dislodge. I think it was just the crumpling of the fabric which happened at the wrong position.”

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Mr Ogita did clear the bar on his second attempt but as he only managed a height of 5.45m