Japanese Pole Vaulter Knocks Down Bar With His Penis

Meet Hiroki...

Meet Hiroki...

Perhaps we aren't all up-to-date with our knowledge in the slightly esoteric world of Japanese pole vaulting, but what I can tell you is that there's a guy by the name of Hiroki Ogita who may go down in history in his sport, for a part of his body not normally associated with sporting prowess.

Here, we see Hiroki attempting to vault a bar at 17 feet at the Rio Olympics. No biggie in itself, but it's what happens next that is the reason we're all taking notice, all of a sudden...

Little Hiroki

Little Hiroki

No, it's not the bit where Hiroki seems to knock the bar with his arm - that bit didn't seem to dislodge it as the damage had already been done.

There was another appendage that appeared to make contact.

Yeah. "Little Hiroki"!

Freeze It There!

Freeze It There!

Delivering a play-by-play on this would be hilarious. We could use our electronic marker to pinpoint the precise moment that two poles collided - but unfortunately, we don't have that technology at our disposal.

And so we take a still here, as close as possible to the moment of impact. Granted, I only dabble in physics, but they so what goes up must come down ...and sometimes it comes down on in the wrong place. And sometimes what went up was Hiroki's penis and testicles...

A Lifetime In A Fraction Of A Second

A Lifetime In A Fraction Of A Second

The very next frame shows Hiroki with the benefit of a split second, during which time, the pain has presumably had time to travel from his scrotal package to his brain.

Perhaps the thought has even had time to dawn on him that his Olympics just ended in spectacular fashion...

That Moment...

That Moment...

Next, we see Hiroki at the moment he begins to process what has happened. Perhaps the adrenaline of the situation has prevented him from feeling too much of the pain just yet. Maybe he's still trying to rationalize it in his head in such a way that allows him to walk away without the whole world noticing his embarrassing gaffe.

Perhaps it's the only time in human history that a man has wished for a smaller penis.

(Hiroki placed 21st after succeeding during subsequent attempts).