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Runner Comes Last In 400m Race After His Penis Came Out In Cali (VIDEO)

An athlete has had a very unfortunate situation during a 400 metre race at the  World Athletics U20 Championships n Cali, Colombia.

Italy’s Alberto Nonino was competing in the event as part of the gruelling decathlon in Cali, Colombia.

While he started well in the middle lane, eagle-eyed viewers noticed he kept reaching down to his genital area.

Sports journalist David Sanchez de Castro said Nonino’s penis kept falling out during the race.

“Perhaps I’ve explained myself poorly. His penis escaped out of the side of his shorts and he had to hold it because it wasn’t allowing him to run properly which is normal when your dongle is swinging from side to side,” the reporter said.

He desperately tried to rectify the issue as his legs pounded the pavement, however it seems like nothing worked.

Despite being close to the front of the pack at the beginning of the race, he fell to the back by the time the running group rounded the final corner for the final sprint.

He finished last with a time of 51.57 seconds.

While it might not be the moment he hoped to attract headlines for, he’s choosing to look on the bright side.

Nonino took to Instagram to send a message to his fans.

“I just want to talk to you a little bit about the rumpus there’s been on blogs and social media in general,” he said in a Story.

“I’m conscious it was obviously an accident and I’d like to tell you I’m aware of the reaction and you don’t need to send me the links to the blogs out there.

“I’m trying to laugh about it now but immediately afterwards I felt terrible and I’m thankful to my friends and family for helping me get over what happened a few hours later.”

The 18-year-old said it’s lucky he’s a resilient person as this type of incident could be devastating to someone else.

“The journalistic world worries about cases of bullying throughout Italy and around the world and then publishes these articles that for a more sensitive person could have done a lot of harm,” he added, according to the Daily Star.

The decathlon is an event that requires athletes to compete in 10 separate events.

Over two days, competitors have to take part in a 100 metre sprint, long jump, shot-put, high jump, 400 metre run, 110 metre hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1,500 metres run.

Source: sportbible.com

Blessing Afrifah punishes Letsile Tebogo in 200m race in Cali

Israel’s Blessing Akawasi Afrifah pulled a surprise defeat as he punished Letsile Tebogo from Botswana on day four of the World Athletics U20 Championships being held in Cali, Colombia.

The 18 year-old who has had a superb performance with three consecutive personal bests of 20.37, 20.17 and then setting the championship record with a time of 19.96. This time moved Afrifah and Tebogo to a joint third on the world U20 all-time list.

The 18-year-old, born in Israel to West African parents, stayed close behind Tebogo coming round the bend and a late surge to deny the 19-year-old a second world U20 title after his 100m win two days earlier. The athletes wrote history as the first 200m to break World U20 20 seconds mark.

Damaris Mutunga sets 400m Record as she wins silver in Cali

After sailing through to finals with a third place finisher in the semi-finals, Damaris Mutunga unleashed a massive break as she wrote her name on the World scene when she set a new Kenyan National U20 400m Record at the ongoing World Athletics U20 championships that is being held in Cali, Colombia.

The 16 year-old bursts to the limelight as she held off Rupal from India who had beaten her twice during the heats to cross the line with a National Record and personal best of 51.71.

Great Britains Yemi Mary John who has won all the races she participated in lived to her expectations as she took the top honors in 51.50 with Rupal closing the medal bracket in 51.85.

Noah Kibet and Daniel Kiptoo sail to the 800m semi-finals in Cali

World U20 800m silver medallist, Noah Kibet and Daniel Kiptoo sailed to the men’s 800m semi-finals at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships being held in Cali, Colombia.

Kibet, who this year wrote history as the youngest ever World Indoor silver medallist, took the honors in the second heat with a time of 1:51.37 while Kiptoo finished second in heat five after timing 1:50.96

Brenda Chebet and Purity Chepkirui storm 1500m final in Cali

Kenya’s Brenda Chebet stormed to the women 1500m finals when she won her heat three race at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships being held in Cali, Colombia.

Chebet sailed to the finals when she crossed the finish line in 4:12.20 and was followed by Turkey’s Dilek Kocak who crossed the line in second with a personal best of 4:14.90. Japan’s Yuya Sawada finished in third place with a personal best of 4:15.29.

The defending champion Purity Chepkirui from Kenya also made it to the finals after finishing in 4:19.94

Damaris Mutunga sails to the women 400m finals in Cali

Kenya’s Damaris Mutunga sailed through to the women’s 400m finals at the ongoing World Athletics U20 championships that is being held in Cali, Colombia.

Mutunga cruised to the finals after finishing in third place with a personal best of 52.29 seconds.

The race was won by Yemi Mary John from the Great Britain with a personal best of 51.72 and was followed by Rupal from India also pulling a personal best of 52.27.

Mutunga will be the only Kenyan on the finals list as Sylvia Chelengat failed to sail through after finishing in position fifteen in the overall list with a season best of 53.89

Reynold Cheruiyot wins the second gold medal for Kenya in Cali

After cruising into the finals with fastest time of the three heats, Reynold Kipkorir Cheruiyot ran away with the men’s 1500m gold at the ongoing World Athletics U20 championships that is being held in Cali, Colombia.

Cheruiyot who ran a tactical race was too hot to handle after taking control of the race at the 150m mark and forging ahead with a lightning speed to gift Kenya its gold medal in a time of 3:35.83

Daniel Kimaiyo who won the heat one with the second fastest in the qualifying finished in third.

Felix Korir and Edwin Kisalsak sail to 3000m finals in Cali

Kenya’s Felix Kiptarus Korir and Edwin Kimosong Kisalsak sailed into the finals of the men’s 3000m race at the World Athletics U20 Championships being held in Cali, Colombia.

Kisalsak took the honors in heat two with a time of 7:55.60 and was followed by Habtom Samuel from Eritrea who crossed the line in a season best of 7:56.70 with Diriba Girma from Ethiopia coming home in third in 7:57.16.

Korir on his part won heat one race in 7:58.12 and was followed in second by Uganda’s Dan Kibet who pulled 7:59.71 with Melkeneh Azize fom Ethiopia finishing in third in 8:00.37.

Kisalsak and Korir will lead a group of fifteen athletes onto the 3000m final.

Reynold Cheruiyot and Daniel Kimaiyo cruises to the 1500m finals in Cali

Kenya’s Reynold Kipkorir Cheruiyot cruised to 1500m finals with the fastest time of three heats at the ongoing World Athletics U20 championships that is being held in Cali, Colombia.

Cheruiyot ran the quickest time of 3:40.96 and was followed by Daniel Kimaiyo who led the heat one with the second fastest time of 3:42.69.

Two Ethiopians, Adihani Kasaye and Ermias Girma also sailed to the finals with a time of 3:43.06 and 3:45.40 respectively.

Other podium prospects include Filip Rak from Poland and Vivian Henz from Luxumborg who finished with the fourth and fifth fastest time in heats of 3:44.84 and 3:45.04 respectively.

Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Summary
1 2 KEN 3:40.96 Q
2 1 KEN 3:42.69 Q
3 1 ETH 3:43.06 Q
4 1 POL 3:44.84 Q
5 2 LUX 3:45.04 Q
6 3 ETH 3:45.40 Q
7 2 CAN 3:45.55 Q
8 1 SWE 3:45.58 q
9 3 USA 3:45.80 Q
10 3 GBR 3:46.18 Q
11 3 NZL 3:46.56 q
12 3 AUT 3:46.60 q

Nine European U20 champions from Tallinn repeat in Nairobi

Nine athletes followed up their victories at the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships with victories on the global stage at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi which concluded on Sunday (22).

In doing so, these nine athletes have the unique distinction of scooping both titles in the same season. This oddity comes from the fact the World Athletics U20 Championships had to be postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the pandemic.

But the later staging of the championships surely played to the advantage of France’s 19-year-old Sasha Zhoya who was one of the outstanding athletes at the championships. After running under the world U20 record albeit with an illegal tailwind in Tallinn, Zhoya demolished the record he had threatened to surpass all season in Nairobi.

The multi-talented Frenchman initially revised the mark from 12.99 to 12.93 in the semifinals despite clipping some of the barriers which were raised 99 centimetres above the ground but Zhoya put together a seamless race in the final and was rewarded with his second gold medal of the season in 12.72, taking a 0.21 off his previous mark.

While the barriers are lower for the U20s than for the seniors, Zhoya’s time was the fastest ever recorded in the 110m hurdles across all age-groups.

There was very nearly a world U20 record in the men’s discus as Mykolas Alekna from Lithuania added the world U20 title to his European U20 title in style.

Alekna just fell short of the world U20 record of 70.13m with the 1.75kg U20 discus but his winning mark of 69.81m was a championship record and the second longest throw in history with the U20 discus.

Sweden’s Maja Askag overcame strong opposition to scoop both the long jump and triple jump titles at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Tallinn and she completed the same double on the global stage in Nairobi, becoming just the second athlete to win both titles at the same edition.

Her teammate Gabriel Wallmark also followed up his European U20 title with the world U20 title in the men’s triple jump. After breaking Christian Olsson’s Swedish U20 record in Tallinn with 16.39m, Wallmark extended his record to 16.43m for gold in Nairobi.

After an excellent campaign in Tallinn, the Finns enjoyed an even better championship in Nairobi with four gold medals to finish second on the medal table behind hosts Kenya. Saga Vanninen, who is still eligible for U20 competitions next year, led from start to finish to win her second major heptathlon title of the year while world U20 record-holder Silja Kosonen set a championship record of 71.64m to win the hammer title.

Jonathan Kapitolnik has achieved two notable firsts for Israel this season. After becoming the first Israeli to win a European U20 title in Tallinn last month, Kapitolnik achieved this same accolade at the World U20 Championships. The 18-year-old cleared a lifetime best of 2.26m to win gold by a whopping nine centimetres, the largest winning margin in championship history.

Competing as an authorised neutral athlete, Russia’s Violetta Ignatyeva also won the women’s discus title at both championships while European U20 400m hurdles champion Berke Akcam from Turkey was promoted from silver to gold in Nairobi after initial victory Oskar Edlund was disqualified for a trail leg infringement.

Source: european-athletics.com