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Olympic Fencer Learns the Hard Way to Take His Phone Out of His Pocket Before Competing

Attention, all of you would-be Olympians out there. Here is a small piece of advice. Should you train for years and earn a place among the world’s top athletes (and that one comically terrible men’s diving team from the Philippines), leave your phone at home on game day.

During a fencing match Monday night, France’s Enzo Lefort made this mistake and had to listen as crowds booed after his phone fell from his pocket mid-match.

Lefort went on to lose the match to Germany’s Peter Joppich. But here’s hoping he got a few good selfies out of the deal.

Olympians: Remove Phone From Pocket Before Competing