It’s the 20th anniversary of the Sydney 2000 Olympics this week, so what higher time to reminisce a number of the biggest moments in sporting historical past? Like, you realize, that point a man sued the Scienceworks after making an attempt to outrun the digital Cathy Freeman and, uhh, operating right into a wall.
Again in 2016, Dean Smith severely injured himself after operating to a wall whereas making an attempt to beat Freeman’s 400m gold medal-winning time at Melbourne’s Scienceworks museum.
“All these little issues made me suppose I may beat her, I bought a bit aggressive, considering ‘I can tackle Cathy Freeman’,” he advised Fairfax on the time. “Then once I was 30cm from the wall I noticed what was going to cease me.”
Because of the incident, Smith claims he misplaced feeling in his arms, palms and fingers, fractures a rib and an occipital bone, fractured one vertebra and crushed one other. But when that wasn’t sufficient, he additionally claims to have suffered a stroke and struggled with a psychiatric situation because of this.
Clearly, we will look again now with a way of “what absolutely the fuck was that” however on the time, the damage was fairly brutal, together with his spouse claiming it was”the closest to knocking his head off his shoulders as you possibly can presumably do with out dying.”
Finally, he filed a lawsuit in opposition to the museum, claiming that the accidents have been a results of a “lack of obligation of care” from Scienceworks.
“Mr Smith was enticed to run as quick as he may in a poorly lit exhibit with solely a really quick stopping distance on the finish of the race, no warnings or applicable signage,” his lawyer advised Fairfax on the time.