He says the pain was "unbearable." 🧊
Now that's got to hurt! Winter Olympian Remi Lindholm apparently got a "frozen penis" during Saturday's long-distance cross-country ski race, and he described the pain as "unbearable."
Many of us have felt the nip of Jack Frost on the tip of our nose, but Finland's Remi Lindholm is one of the few people out there who has felt that nip on the tip of something very different.
Lindholm, who finished 28th overall, reportedly told Finnish media, "It was one of the worst competitions I've been in. It was just about battling through."
"When the body parts started to warm up after the finish, the pain was unbearable," the Olympian added, per Sky News.
As soon as he crossed the finish line after just under 1 hour and 16 minutes traversing the route, he applied a heat pack in an attempt to thaw out his chilly willy.
Because of the thin bodysuits that cross-country skiers wear, it's not uncommon for races to be cold, and it seems a frozen — ahem — ski pole is an unpleasant consequence of the sport.
And while it was confirmed that almost all of the snow at the Beijing Winter Olympics is artificial, the frigid temperatures are still very much real.
Reports suggest the wind during the event made it feel like -32 C, with the conditions even prompting event organizers to take it from a 50-kilometre race to a 30-kilometre one. The start of the race was also delayed for an hour due to frostbite concerns.
The race was eventually won by Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) athlete Alexander Bolshunov.
To make matters worse for Lindholm, this isn't even the first time he's had to experience a frosted nether region. In a race last year in his home country of Finland, the cross-country skier reportedly also had to contend with his frozen genitals. Ouch.
Our recommendation? Maybe wear a second pair of underwear for your next race, Remi!
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