The One About the Olympic Rower From China Who Showed Up at the Wrong Race

Posted in Sports
Tue, Aug 12 - 12:29 pm EDT | 6 years ago by
Comments: 1
Share This Post:
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Twitter

Boy is Olympian Zhang Liang‘s face red. And it’s not because he spent too much time in the sun without SPF 30 or higher sunscreen.

The Chinese rower made an oops of medal-losing proportions: He showed up at the third race (instead of his scheduled one, the second race) in singles. Missing the singles heat also nixed his chances at doubles.

Any guesses as to how many F-bombs his would-be partner dropped?

The good news is that the faux pas still puts China in gold medal contention for Biggest Understatement of the Beijing Olympics thanks to Wei Di, China’s director of water sports programs, who concluded: “This shows we still have some problems in team organization.”

Um . . .  yeah. Something like that.

Share This Post:
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Twitter