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Olympic canoer Wylenzek faints after silver

Olympic canoer Wylenzek faints after silver

Olympic canoer Thomasz Wylenzek fainted after winning the silver medal with his German partner in the 1,000-meter canoe double race and is being treated for dehydration at a hospital.
Wylenzek was listed in stable condition Friday and was being treated with intravenous fluids, said International Canoe Federation spokesman Dave Macleod.
The pair led almost the entire way until Belarus edged their canoe by a nose and they settled for silver in 3 minutes, 36.588 seconds.
Wylenzek was not on the medal stand. His partner Christian Gillie said his teammate fainted because of the heat and stress of the race.


Updated : 2020-12-02 22:09 GMT+08:00