Brazilian diving duo split after 'marathon sex session' in Olympic Village
Published 16/08/2016 | 13:48
A pair of Brazilian synchronised divers will not compete with each other again after one athlete is alleged to have banished her team mate from their bedroom so she could enjoy a "marathon sex session".
Ingrid Oliveira, 20, is reported to have spent the night with canoeist Pedro Goncalves, also Brazilian, in the Olympic Village room she was supposed to be sharing with her 17-year-old diving partner Giovanna Pedroso.
The pair are said to have engaged in what South American media reports have dubbed a "marathon night of sex", fanning the flames of a row that led to the synchronised diving pair ending their partnership.
The following day, Miss Oliveira and Miss Pedroso finished last in the women’s 10-metre synchronised platform dive after a performance described as "pathetic" by local media.
Two weeks ago, the pair posed for an Instagram picture along with 23-year-old Goncalves and other Olympic athletes during a break by the pool in Rio.
However, the pair's friendship was in tatters after Miss Pedroso is said to have reported Miss Oliveira's alleged tryst to Brazilian team managers.
According to Brazilian newspaper O Globo, the row began when Miss Oliveira brought Goncalves back to the flat she was sharing with Miss Pedroso in the Olympic Village.
She is said to have asked Miss Pedroso if she and Goncalves could share their bedroom.
After what was described as a "heated discussion", Miss Pedroso is said to have given in and went to sleep in a different room.
According to local media, the incident was the "final straw" between the divers, who are said to have already had a "fraught" relationship.
Miss Pedroso told O Globo: "After the Olympics I will focus on my individual [diving]. It's good because I will not need to depend on anyone."
After the pair came last in the women's 10m synchronised diving, Miss Oliveira told the newspaper: "After today, I don't know what will happen, but I know I will no longer synchronise dive with her."
She added: "We had a fight and were not talking. We leave differences behind and we talked normally. From today I will not jump synchronised with her."
Answering claims that he spent the night with Oliveira, Goncalves told Brazilian website Globo Esporte: "My personal life, I do not speak about."
Beneath a picture on Instagram of herself and Miss Pedroso in mid-dive, Miss Oliveira spoke about the row as she replied to a fan's comment.
Miss Oliveira wrote: "Mistakes, everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect apart from God."
Claiming that most of the reports about the row were "pure sensationalism", she said she was banned from talking about what happened and thanked followers for their support during this "difficult moment".
Around 450,000 condoms have been distributed among athletes in the Olympic Village - three times more than for the London Games in 2012.
The International Olympic Committee said part of the reason was because 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men. About 175,000 packets of lubricant are also being supplied.
The IOC said the condoms would encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.