Italian decathlete suffers major wardrobe malfunction during race
An Italian decathlete suffered a major wardrobe malfunction during a race on Monday.
Alberto Nonino competed in the decathlon at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia during the week. He seemed to be doing just fine until experiencing some embarrassing issues while running the 400 meters on Monday.
Nonino was running in the second heat and had a middle lane. He was passing some of his competitors until he started grabbing at his shorts because his junk was falling out. Rather than keep running and let it all hang out, Nonino started slowing down to tuck in.
Mundial de atletismo sub20, Cali (Colombia). Última serie de los 400 metros del decatlón.
El italiano Alberto Nonino (18 años), por la calle cinco, empieza muy bien pero acaba entrando último.
Iba con la minga fuera. Literalmente #WorldAthleticsU20 pic.twitter.com/u3Jx8yLaz0
— David Sánchez de Castro (@SanchezdeCastro) August 3, 2022
What a shame. He seemed like he would have made good time otherwise.
Nonino finished last in his heat and 23rd of 25 competitors with a time of 51.57. Imagine what his time would have been with some proper shorts.
Nonino addressed the matter later via his Instagram story.
“I just want to talk to you a little bit about the rumpus there’s been on blogs and social media in general. I’m conscious it was obviously an accident and I’d like to tell you I’m aware of the reaction and you don’t need to send me the links to the blogs out there,” Nonino wrote. “I’m trying to laugh about it now but immediately afterward I felt terrible and I’m thankful to my friends and family for helping me get over what happened a few hours later.”
What a shame. Now go get some new shorts, Alberto.