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Remi Lindholm, 24, of Finland, spent more than an hour crossing the men’s 50-kilometre short race in harsh temperatures and gale-force winds, causing his penis to freeze, according to Reuters. mentioned.
“You can guess which part of the body was a little frozen when I finished,” Lindholm told Finnish media. “It was one of the worst competitions I’ve been in.” “It was just a matter of battling through.”
The 50 km race was initially postponed by an hour and then shortened to 30 km to protect the competitors, who were wearing thin suits that offered little protection from wind and cold weather.
Organizers were concerned about frostbite, according to the news organization.
After the race, Lindholm said he needed a thermal bag to melt the bottom of his house.
“When the body parts started to warm up after the end, the pain was unbearable,” he added.
Despite the injury, Lindholm managed to put together 28 in the 60 skater event.
Finished in just under 1 hour and 16 minutes – about Four minutes slower From Alexander Bolshunov of the Russian Olympic Committee, who won the gold medal in the event.
Lindholm noted that this was the second time his penis had frozen during a cross-country ski race.
He said a similar incident occurred in Ruka, Finland last year, according to Reuters.