"I just hope they're as cooked as I am!" Resident larrikin in the swim team Jarrod Poort, swum way out in front of the pack in the 10km open water swim on Copacabana beach, only to be mowed down with about 800 metres to go.
Open water swimmers making wavesOur open water swim team of Chelsea Lea Gubecka (day 10) and Jarrod Poort (day 11) kick off their campaign off the beaches of Rio with high hopes for strong performances.
Journey to Rio - Jarrod PoortLondon Olympian Jarrod Poort will take to the open water in Rio.
Jarrod Poort - SelfieMeet Jarrod Poort
London 2012: SwimmingAll of the action from Swimming at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photos courtesy of Getty Images