This Man Got Second Chance To Perform In Rio 2016 Olympic
Have you seen any player getting second chance in tournaments like Olympic. NO!!! But this happened this year when a 20-year-old Spanish swimmer has just won himself a whole new legion of fans after a rollercoaster qualifying heat at the Rio Olympics.
Miguel Duran Navia dived in too early in his preliminary heat of the 400-metre freestyle, triggering an automatic disqualification.
He slapped the water and hung his head on the lane line, realising he was out of Saturday’s heats.
“Well that’s the worst thing that could happen,” said the commentator.
Duran appeared to be crying as he picked up his clothing and walked off the deck to a standing ovation as fans applauded in sympathy.
But just as the other swimmers were preparing to return to their blocks, a huge cheer erupted from the crowd as the Olympians looked around, confused. This is the first time that it happened in Rio 2016 Olympic.
Incredibly, and much to the disbelief of the commentators, Duran reappeared and took his position on the starting block, having been given a reprieve.
It appeared as if the referee had ruled the fall into the water was not be Duran’s fault and so he was allowed to continue.
He finished seventh in his heat, which meant he didn’t qualify, but he certainly won the hearts of many in the aquatics centre, and online.