A Norwegian Olympic athlete collapsed from exhaustion seconds after a Eurosport commentator had inaccurately declared her the bronze medalist within the 10km biathlon, a sport that mixes cross-country snowboarding and rifle capturing.
Simply as she grew to become on observe to medal, Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold fell to her exhaustion. At first, she remained stationary, being handed by different athletes. Ultimately, Tandrevold managed to start snowboarding once more, and was on observe to be in 14th place simply as she had her terrifying tumble proper on the end line.
When the 25-year-old hit the bottom, her fellow athletes rushed to her support. She was handled by medics on the snow earlier than they carted her away.
Norway group physician Lars Kolsrud advised the press that Tandrevold was upset about what had occurred, and it was brought on by exhaustion.
“She went empty on high of the hill and hardly acquired to the ending line. When she acquired there, she was very unhappy and sorry, as a result of she misplaced this medal and he or she was all empty for energy,” Kolsrud mentioned. “She was not unconscious however she was very, very exhausted. She mentioned nothing besides: ‘I’ve spoiled all the things.’”
Following her collapse, Tandrevold advised the press on Monday that she can be returning to Norway and that she was dominated unfit to compete.
“I simply suppose I pushed my limits within the altitude and in a troublesome race, however since I’ve had points with my coronary heart earlier in my profession, we should be cautious and we have to test it out additional,” she mentioned, per the Related Press.
“I’m not allowed to compete extra in these Olympics so I’ll go residence to Norway.”
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