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Germany's Wellbrock wins men's swimming marathon in brutal conditions

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As usual,JT sexing up the headlines using "brutal." It was pretty hot and very humid.Brutal is in the Middle East with their 45 and 50 degree heat.Plus they were in water lol.

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Nice photo

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The avg temp of the water is 27 c.

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This just in...It's summer and it's hot!

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I thought we'd seen the last of that idiotic medal biting.

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They are swimming in Odaiba, right.

I thought the water was not clean enough to swim there. That's why Odaiba beach is wading only. Lucky athletes!

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Used to do triathlons. Yes, you do sweat in the water.

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I love how they're swimming in Tokyo Bay(!), where we members of the public aren't allowed to swim due to the pollution, and would never want to anyway. Gotta love the Olympics!

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Exaggerated choice of words in the headline. What's brutal when you're swimming in cool waters? "Brutal" would make sense if the water was boiling...

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Poor Olympique swimmers, they have to be in a very polluted water to win a medal, for 3 of them anyway ...that’s a « brutal » murder !

Is it an « exaggerated » choice of words ?

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"Brutal" meanwhile thousands go to the sea to cool off...

A "Brutal" swim would involve sharks!

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The clickbait headline got me.

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Congratulations !! to Florian Wellbrock of Germany on *HIS *GOLD medal.

There’s still more of Tokyo’s GOLD to be had !!

Go for it, WORLD ATHLETES !!

TAKUSAN TOTTE, dozo !!

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Great ‘positivity’ by Silver & Bronze medalists for their best efforts.

Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary, who finished 25 sec behind the Gold said:

*- “I tried to be the best of the rest.” -*

Equally admirable was Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy coming in next for the Bronze.

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Brutal also describes the “foul!” a poor Brit was subjected to before he could even start:

*- Hector Pardoe, Britain elbowed in the R. eye, his goggles knocked off, and emerged from the nasty water with a nasty gash and a swollen eye. “My goggles were completely snapped off and I couldn’t see a thing,” Pardoe said. “I didn’t realize how bad it was. It was all blurry in my eye.”*

He will need some serious blood work and a battery of immunizations for any number of staph & other potential bacterial infections he and the other athletes may have gotten if they equally fouled in Tokyo Bay.

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I thought summers here were 'mild'.

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Brutal condition? 'Nice word' to describe your host country weather.

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I thought the beaches were closed?

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Hope they got all their shots after swimming in that swill.

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I love how they're swimming in Tokyo Bay(!), where we members of the public aren't allowed to swim

Who says that you can't swim there (after the Olympics)? A sign 遊泳禁止 doesn't criminalize swimming per se. I know that there are some countries in the world where ppl are fined for ignoring red flags on a beach but that's impossible in Japan.

There are basically only two scenarios where swimming can be punished:

1) The place is a reservoir used for drinking water (水道汚染罪(刑法143条))

2) The place is private property (建造物侵入罪(刑法130条))

Other than that, you can swim wherever you want.

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