Tokyo Olympics: Golf caddie suffers heatstroke in searing warmth

Thompson and caddie Olympics

Team USA’s Lexi Thompson and her caddie Jack Fulghum

Players struggled with sweltering heat at the women’s Olympic golf with Team USA’s Lexi Thompson’s caddie pulling out with heatstroke on Wednesday.

The afternoon heat index was 41c at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, with players using umbrellas and holding ice against their heads to cool down.

Friday’s forecast has led to Canada and Sweden requesting the women’s football final be delayed from 11am local time.

There have been concerns over player welfare with the current kick-off time.

“Temperatures in Tokyo are set to rise over the next couple of days with daytime highs of 34 or possibly 35C in the capital on Thursday and only a degree or so cooler on Friday, while high humidity is expected too,” says BBC Weather forecaster Nikki Berry.

Berry added that the current temperature is higher than the August average of 31C and the heat could affect the weekend’s marathon and race walk events.

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