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Serbian Olympic rowers sink in ferocious conditions on Rio waters

• Milos Vasic and Nenad Benik overturned as waves swelled in brutal winds
• ‘It was like sailing, surfing, everything,’ says Irish rower Sanita Puspure
Follow all the action on day one of the Olympic Games – live!

Every Olympic rower has spent months listening to dire warnings about Zika-infested mosquitos and the problems of billions of adenoviruses lurking in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. But on the opening day of the regatta the dangers came instead from the ferociously high winds and choppy waters which ended up sinking the Serbian pair of Milos Vasic and Nenad Bedik and left several others struggling to stay afloat.

Vasic and Bedik, who were competing in the third heat of the men’s pair, capsized shortly after the 1,250m mark after their boat became unbalanced and flipped over. They tried desperately to flip it back but it was too late. Their Olympic Games are not over, however, they have been allowed into repechage, say Games officials.

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Serbian Olympic rowers sink in ferocious conditions on Rio waters

• Milos Vasic and Nenad Benik overturned as waves swelled in brutal winds
• ‘It was like sailing, surfing, everything,’ says Irish rower Sanita Puspure
Follow all the action on day one of the Olympic Games – live!

Every Olympic rower has spent months listening to dire warnings about Zika-infested mosquitos and the problems of billions of adenoviruses lurking in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. But on the opening day of the regatta the dangers came instead from the ferociously high winds and choppy waters which ended up sinking the Serbian pair of Milos Vasic and Nenad Bedik and left several others struggling to stay afloat.

Vasic and Bedik, who were competing in the third heat of the men’s pair, capsized shortly after the 1,250m mark after their boat became unbalanced and flipped over. They tried desperately to flip it back but it was too late. Their Olympic Games are not over, however, they have been allowed into repechage, say Games officials.

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