Finnish cross-country skier suffers 'frozen' penis while competing in Olympic race

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Finnish cross-country skier suffers 'frozen' penis while competing in Olympic race
Remi Lindholm of Team Finland competed in the men's 30km mass start race during the Winter Olympics in Beijing on February 19, 2022. Lars Baron/Getty Images
  • Cross-country skier Remi Lindholm, 24, competed in a 30km race at the Winter Olympicson Saturday.
  • Lindholm told Finnish media his penis became frozen during the race, according to Reuters.
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Finnish cross-country skier Remi Lindholm experienced a "frozen" penis while competing in an Olympic race,Reutersreports.

Lindholm spoke about the issue with the media following the men's 30km mass start race at theBeijing Winter Olympicson Saturday, according to Reuters.

Although organizers delayed the race by an hour and cut the distance from 50km down to 30km due to weather conditions, Reuters reported, the 24-year-old spent just under 76 minutes skiing in "howling, freezing winds."

"You can guess which body part was a little bit frozen when I finished," Lindholm told Finnish media, according to Reuters. "It was one of the worst competitions I've been in. It was just about battling through."

Finnish cross-country skier suffers 'frozen' penis while competing in Olympic race
Lindholm competes in the men's 30km mass start race during the Winter Olympics in Beijing on February 19, 2022. Maja Hitij/Getty Images

The news组织补充说,Lindholm说他使用他at pack to try and thaw out the area once the race finished.

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"When the body parts started to warm up after the finish, the pain was unbearable," he said, according to Reuters.

According to Reuters, it's not the first this has happened to Lindholm, who experienced a similar incident during a 2021 competition in Ruka, Finland. Lindholm did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Finnish cross-country skier suffers 'frozen' penis while competing in Olympic race
Lindholm competes in the men's 30km mass start race alongside other athletes during the Winter Olympics in Beijing on February 19, 2022. Matthias Hangst / Staff

At this year's race, Lindholm finished in 28th place out of 61 competitors with a completion time of 1:15:55:6, according tostatistics published on the official Olympics website.

Alexander Bolshunov and Ivan Yakimushkin of the Russian Olympic Committee came in first and second place, respectively, while Simen Hegstad Krueger of Norway took home the bronze medal.

Lindholm also competed in the men's15km classicand the men's15km + 15km skiathlonat this year's Winter Olympics, coming in 45th place out of 99 competitors and 25th place out of 70 competitors, respectively.

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