Thursday 23 March 2017

Bare-chested athletes send temperatures soaring

Tony Jones in New Delhi

Two toned, stripped and "fit" Commonwealth Games athletes had Prince Charles's wife a little hot under the collar yesterday when she stopped their training session for a chat.

Camilla seemed drawn to the competitors who had thrown off their T-shirts and showed off their six-packs as temperatures soared.

The British royal, who was touring the athletes' village in Delhi with Prince Charles, praised the decathletes' bodies, telling them "you guys look very fit".

The pair were Northern Ireland team member Tom Reynolds (25) from Bangor, and his training partner Roger Skedd (28), who lives in London, but is representing his father's homeland Scotland.

Mr Reynolds had been practising the shot putt at the village stadium when Camilla wandered over. He said: "The Duchess came up to us and said, 'I see you're suitably dressed -- how are you coping with the heat?"'

Charles was not to be out-done, and found the Australian women's hockey team going through a post-training recovery session in a shallow pool.

The 16 team mates, who were dressed in shorts and cropped tops, joked with the heir to the British throne -- who was wearing a trademark double-breasted suit -- about the hot and humid conditions.

Irish Independent

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