2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Day 1 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
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.
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!