The world’s fastest runner, Usain Bolt, has been caught up in a n*de mess, after his ex-girlfriend posed completely n@ked for a series of photographs, to show an athlete’s true form.
The Jamaican junior athlete, Megan Edwards, who ended her relationship with the world’s fastest runner in 2012, could have leaked the pictures to distract her former lover, who is looking forward to bagging more gold medals at the tournament, reports have suggested.
Photographer Stephen Douglas Rasmussen, from Canada, had in a series of pictures, decided to combine his two lifelong passions; sport and photography, for a photo shoot series called, ‘The Bottom Line’, which involved a number of athletes from agency W Athletic, in different poses, and with pieces of equipment which identify with their sport.
Meanwhile,? Dutch gymnast Yuri Van Gelder, called the ‘Lord of the Rings’, has returned home in disgrace, after he was kicked out, for a night out drinking in Rio.
The 2005 world men’s rings champion, had sealed a place in Rio in the men’s rings finals, after coming seventh place in Saturday’s qualifiers, but will not contest after flouting strict rules imposed on the Dutch team.
Gelder, reportedly ?went out to celebrate in Rio-de-Janeiro on Saturday, failing to return until the early hours of Sunday.
“This has been a very difficult decision for us,” the Dutch team Ambassador, Maurits Hendriks said.
Hendriks added: “I think this is really terrible for Yuri, but such behavior is unacceptable. It does not belong in the Olympics, or any kind of sporting competition.”
The Dutch Olympics team, said Van Gelder, 33, who had finally realised his dream to compete in his first Olympics, had admitted “consuming alcohol” outside the Olympic village and had been “withdrawn from the competition”.
Hendriks, maintained that the team leadership “had been left with no choice”, but to bar Van Gelder from continuing in the Games.
Recall, that it is not the first time that Van Gelder has landed himself in such hot water.
In 2009, he tested positive for cocaine use, during the Dutch championships and was suspended for a year. He was treated for addiction in France thereafter.
The Gymnast’s Manager, Orlando Van Den Bosch in his reaction, said Van Gelder, had been “dealt a heavy blow”, as he had high hopes of winning a medal.
His place in next Monday’s rings final, will go to France’s Danny Pinheiro Rodrigues, the second replacement athlete added to the final. After France’s Samir Ait Said broke his leg in qualifications, Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov, took his place.
“I Never Lost Faith, Always Kept Fighting And Never Ever Gave Up! So Proud To Be Here #teamnl #rio2016,” Van Gelder had tweeted on his arrival in Rio.
The Dutch men have another medal hope in Rio, despite failing to qualify for Monday’s team final, with Olympic champion Epke Zonderland, known as “the flying Dutchman”, defending his horizontal bar title.