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French marathon runner Morhad Amdouni won the Olympic gold medal for sh**housery on the final day of the Tokyo games, as he knocked a whole row of water bottles onto the floor.
Running 26.5 miles is difficult enough to do on the best of days but doing it in 27 degree heat with Olympic medals on offer only adds to the hardship.
Fortunately for the runners at the Olympic games there is always water stations at the side of the road, at certain points in the race.
However on Sunday morning, some runners may have missed out around the 17 mile mark, when Amdouni knocked over around 20 water bottles before grabbing the final one on the row.
Whilst it can be difficult to grab the water whilst running, and there's no evidence he did it on purpose, it's amazing the Frenchman only managed to get the last one on the table and most fans definitely think it was foul play.
Thoughts on Amdouni knocking over an entire row of water before taking the last one? pic.twitter.com/qrPaSzxLBW- Ben St Lawrence (@bennysaint) August 8, 2021
totally deliberate. dog act- julian spence (@romeothemoose) August 8, 2021
Wow, I've seen some sporting shithousery in my time but that ranks right up there.- Jason Grimes (@Grimezy25) August 8, 2021
Complete opposite of the Olympic spirit, imagine if the poor bloke behind him, whose hand is searching out a bottle & doesn't get it, collapses in the heat before he's able to get another one :rage:
Yeah, rank act. Not only depriving others of quickly grabbing a drink, but needlessly spilling them on the road to then become a hazard for those behind him.- :droplet:Les Corson (@PBorWall) August 8, 2021
It's not what you want to see. If it's deliberate then surely some kind of sanction is appropriate especially given the conditions- michael delaney (@michael_delaney) August 8, 2021
Don't think he belongs at the olympics- Phil Buckle (@Camphill_phil) August 8, 2021
When I watched it live it seemed like early onset Marathon Brain, but on replay not so. More than a bit average really.- anthony collie (@itstonz) August 8, 2021
It's been said here already but most definitely a dog act and goes against the grain of the Olympics.- TK (@th_13_teen) August 8, 2021
Don't be Amdouni...... Ever......... On any stage...... https://t.co/Muly5ZA1oR- Kurt Fearnley (@kurtfearnley) August 8, 2021
Whilst there are plenty of other tables of water, and volunteers to restock, it's quite clear that the athlete right behind Amdouni didn't manage to grab one because of the destruction in front of him.
The 33-year-old was in the lead group at the time, and in the chance of a medal, however he couldn't last the pace and ended up finishing 17th,
Eliud Kipchoge was the eventual winner, with the Kenyan becoming just the third man to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the marathon, having won in Rio five years ago.
The heat in Tokyo lead to 30 athletes pulling out of the race over the course of 26.5 miles, water was certainly at a premium.
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