(CMR) Finnish skier Remi Lindholm said he suffered a frozen penis during the Men's 50km Cross-Country Skiing event on Saturday at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The race was shortened due to strong winds, but Lindholm was still hurt in the event.
“You can guess which body part was a little bit frozen when I finished,” he told Finnish media. “It was one of the worst competitions I've been in. It was just about battling through.”
Lindholm (24) who finished 28th said he had suffered a frozen penis during the race and needed immediate attention in the locker room. He had to use a heat pack to warm up the area.
“When the body parts started to warm up after the finish, the pain was unbearable,” he explained.
Cross-country skiing is one of the most brutal sports on the Winter Olympic roster. Research shows that top athletes burn more than 1,000 calories in an hour, and collapsing at the finish line is just another day at the office.
The 50km event, the most brutal edition of cross-country skiing at Beijing's games, was made even more challenging for Lindholm in freezing cold winds.