Sun Yang’s Cap Throw Proves Swimmers Should Stick To Water

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

What started out as a nice gesture to a fan turned out to be further evidence that swimmers should stick to the water, as Chinese gold medalist Sun Yang’s cap throw missed its intended target. Trying to reach a fan in the stands, the cap instead landed in the competition pool.

Video below courtesy of Alf Ancell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-68kedZ0c

The mighty throw took place after Sun Yang took the men’s 200m freestyle event, registering the field’s only sub-1:45 mark (1:44.65). He also has already won silver in the men’s 400m freestyle event and will contest the 1500m freestyle later in the meet.

As for his post-200 throw, eventually the cap made it into the right hands, but not after Sun Yang put on display how most of us aquatic creatures would fare in the same situation. Let’s stick to the water!

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swimdoc
5 years ago

Somewhere Mack Horton is laughing his ass off.

Breaststroker13
Reply to  swimdoc
5 years ago

HAHAHAHA TRUUU

JONATHAN W WASHBURN
5 years ago

Caps can be tricky things to throw. I don’t particularly like the suggestion that ALL swimmers are incompetent athletically. It sounds like a generalization out of ignorance; and is probably contrary to facts. My assumption is this was an attempt at humor, and stems from nationalistic pride.

Caleb
Reply to  JONATHAN W WASHBURN
5 years ago

it’s just a goofy video and in 3 paragraphs SwimSwam made *two* self-deprecating comments suggesting this applies to all (most) swimmers, not just Sun or Chinese people or whatever. Not to mention, it’s kind of funny. Don’t take it too seriously..

Pecker Checker
Reply to  JONATHAN W WASHBURN
5 years ago

Take a chill pill bro

Breaststroker13
Reply to  JONATHAN W WASHBURN
5 years ago

Let’s be honest here though, most of us are comically bad at throwing and catching things

Dan
Reply to  JONATHAN W WASHBURN
5 years ago

#notallswimmers

tea rex
5 years ago

You have to stretch them and shoot it like a rubber band!

James
5 years ago

At least he didn’t throw his suit, which actually, being waterlogged, would have been easier to throw.

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