French Hurdler's Tearful Olympic Breakdown Will Make Anyone Cry

The Olympics, like love, can be a motherf***er

By Rebecca Klar

 
French Hurdler's Tearful Olympic Breakdown Will Make Anyone Cry
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16 August 2016

The number one reason we love the Olympics?

Because unlike the Tom Bradys and LeBron Jameses of the world, Olympians are real, relatable, sympathize-able people. And never is that more apparent than we watch Olympians fail and cry real, relatable, sympathize-able tears, like French track athlete Wilhem Belocian did last night.

Belocian came to Rio for a shot at a medal in the 110-meter hurdles. And then that shot was heart-wrenchingly taken away from him.

The 21-year-old fell victim to a brutal Olympic rule: one false start and you’re out. Belocian immediately noticed his mistake — and the young athlete didn’t take the news lightly.

He fell to the track with this head in his hands crying in disbelief at his error, which cost him the opportunity to show off everything he’s trained for. But Belocian isn't the only one T.O.'d at the strict false start rule, and his tears definitely got the world’s attention.

There's always 2020, Wilhem. 

Image via: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

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