French Olympic Walker Poos Himself Mid-Race But Carries On Like A Boss

And he fell over.

19/08/2016 7:57 PM IST | Updated 19/08/2016 10:02 PM IST

A French competitive walker has defecated mid-race at the Olympics without even breaking a step.

Yohann Diniz, the favourite to win the race, had the unfortunate incident at the 15k mark - just under a third of the way into the 50k race.

<strong>He's been praised for not stopping.</strong>

As if that wasn’t bad enough he also fell over. While covered in poo.

<strong>There were some suggestions&nbsp;Yohann Diniz had fainted, but he got up and carried on.</strong>

And now blood.


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<strong>Diniz sponges away blood as he competes in the Men's 50km Race Walk.</strong>

Heroically, Dinz finished eighth in the race - and faced more good news when he was bumped up to seventh when another race walker was disqualified.

French newspaper L’Equipe reports Diniz, 38, had stomach problems in the lead-up to the race but was undeterred and partook anyway.

His undeniable grit is earning the current world record holder a lot of fans.

We salute you Diniz. From a few feet away...


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