Italy’s Alberto Nonino suffered a nightmare wardrobe glitch at the U20 World Championships when his genitals fell out of his shorts.
Decathlon athletes were competing in the 400m event at the end of the first day of competition in Cali, Colombia, when the disaster struck.
The 18-year-old started well off the block, but was soon seen repeatedly reaching for his groin rather than swinging his arms as he ran down the home straight.
Avid viewers realized the unfortunate reason Nonino was struck by lightning so many times during the race that his run was endangered as he tried to hold back the lightning.
Replays showed that he started well, but began to fall behind more and more as he reacted to the situation.
He finished last with a time of 51.57 seconds.
Journalist David Sanchez de Castro’s compilation of the case, and Nonimo’s masculinity, has since gone viral.
“Perhaps I explained it poorly. His penis slipped out of the side of his shorts, which is normal when the dongle was swaying from side to side, but he couldn’t run properly, so he I had to keep it.
Nonino has since taken to Instagram to show his outrage over how the incident is being reported around the world.
“I want to talk a little bit about the hype going on on blogs and on social media in general,” he said on his story.
“I am aware that it was clearly an accident, and I am aware of the reaction and would like to inform you that there is no need to send a link to the blog there.
“I’m trying to laugh it off right now, but I felt terrible immediately afterwards and am grateful to my friends and family for helping me get through what happened a few hours later.
“The world of journalism, concerned about cases of bullying all over Italy and around the world, publishes these articles that could have done a lot of harm to the more sensitive.”
Spanish news outlets have speculated that the Nonino episode may have been the result of a lack of underwear.
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World Athletics U20 Championships: Alberto Nonino wardrobe glitch in 400m decathlon
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