Britain Olympian Hector Pardoe thought his eye fell out after taking elbow to face during race

Pardoe said after dropping out of the race he thought he had lost an eye.

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I got an elbow in the eye — I’m not sure who it was — on the last lap. My goggle snapped off and I couldn’t see a thing,” 그는 말했다, 통하다 Swimming World. “It swelled up and I didn’t realize how bad it was — it was all blurry.

I couldn’t see anything and thought my eye had fallen out in the water and I was going up to the lifeguard screaming ‘my eye, my eye, is it OK?’” 그는 덧붙였다, 에 따르면 BBC.

Pardoe said he wasbleeding everywherebut was sure he’d be fine eventually.


He had two top 10 finishes in the FINA Marathon Swim World Series that helped him get to the Olympics in the first place. He was the first British swimmer to medal at the World Junior Open Water Championships in 2017. He picked up a bronze medal.

German swimmer Florian Wellbrock finished with the gold medal. Hungary’s Kristof Rasovsky finished with the silver medal and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri had the bronze medal.

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