Star Belgian sailor becomes first athlete to fall sick after contracting severe infection while racing on Rio’s polluted Guanabara Bay

“A Belgian sailor who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics has become the first person to fall sick after racing on Rio’s polluted Guanabara Bay.

Evi Van Acker reported feeling sick after Wednesday’s races, the governing body World Sailing said. Her poor performances have put her at risk of missing out on a medal in the Laser Radial class.

Her coach believes Van Acker contracted a severe intestinal infection while training in Rio de Janeiro in July.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3734899/Belgian-sailor-reports-illness-racing-polluted-bay.html

Well, you can kiss that medal goodbye

Nothing like a good case of dysentery to take you out

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