The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

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There was an embarrassment at the synchronized swimming competitions at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: the water in one of the Olympic pools suddenly turned a strange green color. Despite the fact that the water was more similar in color to the Amazon than to the usual bluish water from the pools, the competition continued. And the water was still green.

British swimmer and bronze medalist Tom Daly photographed this metamorphosis and tweeted: "Um ... what happened?" However, so far the local organizing committee of the Olympics has not provided any official explanation.

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The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits Source: Daily Mail

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

 

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

Before and after: on the left — the water in the pool on Tuesday morning, on the right — on Tuesday evening.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

This photo shows how the color of the water in the two neighboring pools is different. No, it didn't seem like it.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

Immediately there were rumors and discussions about what it was, but so far there is no more or less plausible version.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

Some believe that such a change in the color of the water is caused by the fact that algae got into the pool due to insufficient chlorination.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

The water in diving pools is usually 5-10 degrees warmer than in standard swimming pools. Of course, in such warm water it is more pleasant for algae to develop and grow green.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

According to other versions, the water turned green due to the fact that the pool is in the open air, the sun's rays get there, and this provokes the growth of algae.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

The synchronized swimmers had to dive into this suspicious water anyway.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

The pool, which is five meters deep, became more and more green during the competition. The day before, when men competed in the same category, everything was fine with water.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

The managers of the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center did not comment on the incident.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

Members of the Olympic committee also said they had no idea why the pool water had changed color.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

That's the difference! On the left are Chinese athletes Lin Yue and Chen Aisen, who won gold in synchronized jumping from a 10-meter tower. On the right — Ingrid Oliveira and Giovanna Pedroso in the women's 10-meter synchronized diving final.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

Because of this greenery, the athletes were almost invisible under the water.

The pool at the Rio Olympics suddenly turned green, and no one admits

On the left — Britons Tom Daly and Dan Goodfellow, who won bronze, on the right — Americans Amy Kozad and Jessica Parratto.

Keywords: Swimming pool | Brazil | Olympics | Olympic games | Swimming | Rio de janeiro | Synchronized swimming | Competitions

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