7. First Suriname Olympian Sleeps Through Competition
Who: Wim Esajas
Olympics: Rome 1960
Pop quiz! What continent is Suriname on? Struggling? We thought so. Maybe you would know where it is if their first Olympian Wim Essajas had actually competed in the 800 meter competition at the 1960 Games, instead of sleeping through it. He got played badly when someone told him his heat was in the afternoon, but in fact was earlier in the day. Life’s a bitch ain’t it? Oh, and Suriname is in South America.