One day before the Beijing Olympics held their closing ceremony on Sunday, a shocking injury situation unfolded during the men's cross-country skiing final. Finnish cross-country skier Remi Lindholm suffered a frozen penis during the men's 50-kilometer race in Zhangilakou on Saturday.
It was so frigid outside that organizers ended up delaying the start of the race as a result of freezing winds and extremely cold temperatures. The race is traditionally 50 kilometers, but was cut down to 20 kilometers due to the elements.
Despite that change, Lindholm, 24, still suffered the peculiar injury.
"You can guess which body part was a little bit frozen when I finished," Lindholm said following the ordeal, according to Yahoo. "It was one of the worst competitions I've been in. It was just about battling through."
Skiers are always bundled up during this winter event, but Lindholm's suit and layers of clothing couldn't keep the cross-country skier from suffering the obscure injury during the race. He was forced to use a heat pack in an effort to warm up the area in question. Unfortunately, it's not even the first time Lindholm has had to deal with this. He suffered the same type of injur during an event in Finland last year, Yahoo reported.
"When the body parts started to warm up after the finish, the pain was unbearable," Lindholm said.
Lindholm ended up finishing the race in 28th place in about one hour and 15 minutes.