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29/08 14:35 CET

German sailor Heil infected by Rio’s polluted water

German sailor Heil infected by Rio’s polluted water

German sailor Erik Heil has been admitted to hospital for several skin infections after competing at a Rio Olympic test event held in polluted waters, it has emerged Friday. Heil, who finished third in the 49er class regatta with partner Thomas Ploessel, has had to have part of his inflamed hip scraped off without local anesthetic. He…