If the crazy weather during the heats session for the Olympic rowing is anything to go by, the athletes are in for some pretty challenging times ahead.
There were extremely high winds and choppy waves on the open water course – so much so that one boat capsized.
The weather conditions are awful for the rowers! #rowing #RioOlympics2016
— Sophie Mansfield (@sophie_soppy) August 6, 2016
Horrendous weather for the #Olympics2016 rowing heats lead to some interesting races so far
— Ben Dagang (@BenDagang) August 6, 2016
Already loving the #RioOlympics2016. The rowing looks like it's going to be a bit controv! #capsize #regatta
— Francesca AB Carr (@FrankieABCarr) August 6, 2016
The Serbian men’s pair Milos Vasic and Nenad Bedik succumbed to the conditions and were dunked in the Lagoa during their heat. And viewers were shocked that was even possible.
Since when do Olympic rowers capsize? The conditions out there must be really tough. #Rowing #Olympics
— Kristina Zarich (@KrissyZarich) August 6, 2016
@BBCSport How the hell can you capsize a rowing boat? Sink, yes, but capsize??
— Stuart Robertson (@roberst77) August 6, 2016
They also felt a bit worried for them about going under in that water.
There's added incentive not to capsize in the rowing e.g swallowing turds and being pulled down by bog monsters ð· #RioOlympics2016
— Daniel (@d3nialjs) August 6, 2016
Got to say, Serbia, of all the lakes in all the world to capsize your rowing boat – that one in Rio is not the one #stomachpump
— Keith Dunlop (@keithmdunlop) August 6, 2016
Well, most people were sympathetic anyway.
And the gold medal for the first rowing team to capsize goes to Serbia 🙂
— Sydny-Lauren (@SydnyLauren) August 6, 2016
However bad your day might seem – you didn't capsize in your heat at the at the #Olympics.
— Catherine (@the_wrong_girl_) August 6, 2016
Team Serbia watching their crew mates from the bank. #facepalm #rowing #Olympics #capsize #rio2016 pic.twitter.com/M9efOjzeNU
— Iain Weir (@shutteritch) August 6, 2016
Luckily for them though, the Executive Committee were obviously feeling nice and ruled the duo could continue in the next round of racing anyway.