Italian decathlon athlete Alberto Nonino had a nightmare run at the U20s World Championships after his penis repeatedly flopped out of his shorts while competing.
The 18-year-old was running in the 400m portion of the Decathlon event in Colombia when he suffered a wardrobe malfunction just after making a promising start.
While the rest of the field were pumping their arms to stretch away from the line, Nonino’s were occupied trying to repeatedly tuck his member away.
He stuck with the field through the first bend, but his penis refused to remain contained, crushing the Italian’s hopes as he came in last with a time of 51.57 seconds.
Reporter David Sanchez de Castro’s description of the incident has since gone viral.
“Perhaps I’ve explained myself poorly. His penis escaped out of the side of his shorts, and he had to hold it because it wasn’t allowing him to run properly, which is normal when your dongle is swinging from side to side,” he said.
Nonino took to social media to express his fury at the coverage of his wardrobe malfunction.
“I’m conscious it was obviously an accident, and I’d like to tell you I’m aware of the reaction, and you don’t need to send me the links to the blogs out there,” his post read.
“I’m trying to laugh about it now, but immediately afterwards, I felt terrible, and I’m thankful to my friends and family for helping me get over what happened a few hours later.”