Olympics crash horror: Close call for Team GB as brutal fall leaves rider’s kit in tatters

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Two riders crashed “very hard” during this morning’s men’s keirin heat at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The crash took place when the riders in the heat were packed together in the velodrome, with Briton Jack Carlin side-by-side with a Malaysian rider.  As the pack broke apart, the Malaysian rider hit the deck, which also threw a Kazakhstan rider off his bike as well. 

The heavy fall left the Malaysian rider’s skin suit is “in absolute tatters” according to the BBC commentator. 

The gun immediately went to signal a void race after the crash. 

The BBC’s Jill Douglas said: “There is always drama in the velodrome we have had the most amazing tournament here

“In that kerin race, we saw two riders go down very hard.

“The Malaysian rider’s skinsuit is in absolute tatters so he had a very heavy fall as did the Kazakhstan rider.

“The four riders who finished the heat will ride again and the two riders who crashed will go into the repechage.”


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