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Athlete ‘Scammed People Into Thinking He’d Win’ During 110-Metre Hurdles

Anish Vij

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Athlete ‘Scammed People Into Thinking He’d Win’ During 110-Metre Hurdles

Haitian hurdler Jeffrey Julmis looked like he was ready to absolutely destroy everyone at the 2016 Olympics.

He did a Usain Bolt inspired pre-race build up, completed with a cheeky look at the cameras whilst pointing to his watch as if to say 'I've got this'. We were all waiting to see a masterclass.

Shortly after, however, the hurdler unfortunately came crashing back down to earth.

Whilst competing in the semi-finals of the men's 110-meter hurdles, Julmis took a nasty fall when failing to jump to first hurdle and ended up running straight through it.

You couldn't help but feel for the guy as he looked absolutely gutted.

Twitter users, as expected, seemed to lack any sympathy and were thoroughly enjoying it.

The footage from Rio resurfaced yesterday (Aug 2) and has already received a mega 2.4 million views and over 70,000 likes.

Credit: Olympics 2016/BBC
Credit: Olympics 2016/BBC

One user wrote: "I mean you couldn't tell me he wasn't going to shut s*** down after this face."

Whilst a second added: "I really feel bad & was trying so hard not to laugh...but then I did."

A third pondered: "He had to have been injured or somethin lol, this man leg didn't even make it half way up the hurdle."

Credit: Olympics 2016/BBC
Credit: Olympics 2016/BBC

To be fair he isn't the only one to have a bit of an embarrassing moment at the Olympics.

Olympic diver Pamela Ware scored zero after she landed feet first in the three-metre springboard whilst attempting to make the final.

She made her debut at this year's Olympics in Tokyo and was unlucky to miscue the jump with a difficulty of 3.5, which confirmed her exit from the competition, finishing 18th.

The Canadian took to Instagram and reflected on the unfortunate incident and said that the mistake 'could have happened to anybody'.

Ware said: "What we do in the competition is just a tiny factor of what we actually do to get to where we are.

"I was so ready for this competition, and I made a mistake. It could have happened to anybody, but it happened to me at the wrong time.

"But I am proud because I have done everything possible to make to make it where I am.

"I'm human, I'm allowed to make mistakes."

Featured Image Credit: Olympics 2016/BBC

Topics: olympics, Athletics

Anish Vij
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