Oof. Right in the sportsmanship.
During the triathlon, Canada's Simon Whitfield crashed on his bike and accidentally took out Leonardo Corrales of Costa Rica in the process. Check out this awesome letter he sent to Whitfield following the race.
Remember that crazy photo-finish from last week?
Sweden has appealed for a gold medal after Lisa Norden finished the women's triathlon at the same time as Nicola Spirig of Switzerland in a history near-tie for the grueling race.
The Swedes argue that it is not possible to distinguish exactly who is further in the photo, and that both athletes should be awarded a gold medal and have the race be marked as a tie.
We here at Roflympics aren't exactly experts in photo-finishes or anything, but we gotta side with the Swedes. This is as close to a tie as you'll ever get in a long-distance race. What do you think?
Both Nicola Spirig of Switzerland and Lisa Norden of Sweden crossed the Triathlon finish line with a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 48 seconds this morning, but the gold went to Spirig in a true-blue photo-finish.
In a thrilling sprint to the finish, these two ladies delivered a truly unique finish to one of the Olympics' most grueling events. The judges examined the evidence and determined that Spirig was ahead of Norden by 15 centimeters.
Two seconds behind them was Erin Densham of Australia, who had been in the lead pack with the two winners until the last 200 meters of the race. In an interview, Spirig had this to say about the race:
"I had a feeling but I wasn't really sure," the 30-year-old Spirig said when asked if she knew she had won the gold medal. "I really needed an official to tell me. It took a few minutes and those minutes were really hard."