Video: Hurdler slips, goes face first into hurdle


As The Sun delicately puts it, "LUCKLESS Guenther Weidlinger puts the CHUMP into the World Athletics Championships yesterday as he careers head-first into a hurdle."

Via With Leather, which has stills. (With Leather features photos of scantily clad women.)

*Update: Commenter "Martha Allen is fat" points out that the race being run in the video is a steeplechase, and says that the barrier is called a "steeple," not a "hurdle." Wikipedia offers this information about steeplechase barriers (which is clearly correct, as demonstrated in the video): "Unlike those used in hurdling, steeplechase barriers do not fall over if hit."

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I don't expect anything else from a toilet-grade "newspaper" like the Sun, it's rather unfair to label him a CHUMP. It wasn't deliberate, and he must have hurt himself quite a lot. Made me wince.
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Agreed SEO... just as I'll never foget Carl Lewis attempting to sing the national anthem back in '93.

Espn forced YouTube to remove it, but you can still see part of it here:
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