Finnish skier whose penis froze mid-race in Beijing Winter Olympics last year makes remarkable comeback

8 February 2023, 18:56 | Updated: 9 February 2023, 01:19

A Finnish skier whose penis froze mid-race at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has made a remarkable comeback, bagging a gold medal in 15km freestyle skiing championship in Tampere last month.
A Finnish skier whose penis froze mid-race at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has made a remarkable comeback, bagging a gold medal in 15km freestyle skiing championship in Tampere last month. Picture: Getty

By Chris Samuel

A Finnish skier whose penis froze mid-race at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has made a remarkable comeback, bagging a gold medal in 15km freestyle skiing championship in Tampere last month.

Remi Lindholm's privates became a rather public talking point at the winter games when it emerged that had to tackle the unusual issue during the 50-kilometre cross-country freestyle in Beijing.

But less than 12 months later, the Athlete has made a phenomenal return, coming top of a field of 169 skiers in the intermediate start event.

In an Instagram post commemorating the his 20.8-second victory, Remi said: "Thank you so much to everyone for the great messages, for the encouragement at the track and for living in front of the TV [in reference to his friends celebrating his win from home]."

The 25-year-old suffered the unfortunate incident in China last year despite Winter Olympics officials reducing the event to just 30 kilometres due to the unexpected cold.

Read more: 'Get on with it': Boris Johnson rejects Sunak's claims it's 'not practical' to send fighter jets to Ukraine

Read more: Nicola Bulley's 'distraught' partner visits scene with diving specialist who says missing mum didn't fall in river

Speaking to Finnish outlet IL in 2022 after finishing 28th in the 50km event, he said: You can guess which body part was a little bit frozen when I finished.

"It was one of the worst competitions I've been in. It was just about battling through."

Remi Lindholm of Team Finland competes during the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 50km Mass Start Free on Day 15 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Remi Lindholm of Team Finland competes during the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 50km Mass Start Free on Day 15 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Picture: Getty

Lindolm went on to describe the pain that came next, when his body started to reacclimatise to a normal heat. as "unbearable".

But Beijing wasn't the first time the dogged competitor has suffered from this affliction, having been previously hit by icy conditions in Ruka, Finland, the previous year.

Lindholm could well add another medal to his collection if he features at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Bakuriani, Georgia, this year.

The competition happens to begin on the one-year anniversary of the icy incident in Beijing.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Liz Truss has reacted to her party's terrible election results

Liz Truss blames Tory election drubbing on Rishi Sunak ‘trashing her record’ before pointing finger at Tony Blair

Joe Biden reacts to the assassination attempt of Donald Trump

‘Everyone must condemn it’: Joe Biden labels Donald Trump assassination attempt ‘sick’ as world leaders react

Donald Trump was shot at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania yesterday

Bloodied Donald Trump rushed off stage after shooting as FBI names dead gunman behind assassination attempt

Donald Trump's ear was grazed in a shooting at a campaign rally yesterday

‘Much bleeding took place’: Donald Trump releases new statement after being shot at campaign rally

President Trump was shot at a rally in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump carried off stage by Secret Service after shooting at campaign rally

American XL bully

Police raid suspected XL Bully farm and arrest man as 13 dogs seized inside house with children

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer has told the England team that they have "made the country proud" before their crunch Euros final against Spain on Sunday.

'Bring it home': Keir Starmer sends message to England team ahead of showpiece Euros final against Spain

spanhoe airfield near corby main runway

Pilot killed in plane crash at former RAF airfield near Corby as police urge witnesses to come forward

A child is dead and five people have been injured after a house fire in East Ham, London.

Child dead after deadly blaze that injured five which gutted east London home and needed 40 firefighters to tackle

Daniel Halliday went missing while playing in the water with his brother on June 30.

Body found in the sea confirmed to be 14-year-old Daniel Halliday who was swept away in River Mersey on June 30

A Scottish council has come under fire for handing almost 2,000 penalties in the first 11 days of its low emission zone

Scottish council under fire after handing out 2,000 fines in first 11 days of new low emission zone

Graziano Di Prima has broken his silence

Strictly Come Dancing pro Graziano Di Prima breaks silence after being 'sacked' following misconduct claims

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Graziano Di Prima has been sacked by the BBC

Strictly Come Dancing pro 'sacked' after claims of gross misconduct towards former partner Zara McDermott

Prince William will be at the game on Sunday

‘Just one last push’: Prince William’s message to the England team ahead of Euro 2024 final against Spain

The family of the three women who were killed in a crossbow attack have said they are "devastated"

‘We are devastated’, John Hunt and surviving daughter say, after his wife and two daughters killed in crossbow attack

At least 71 Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air strike

‘Dozens killed in air strike on Gaza humanitarian zone’ as Israel says it was targeting Hamas leaders