The high levels of E. col bacteriai forced the officers of Tokyo acanchor the swimming segment test Paratriathlon of Saturday, in the test event of the Paralympic Games next year.
The fear of health is the last to highlight the problems that could arise during the Games next year due to the high summer temperatures in Tokyo.
It was already scheduled that the Paratriathlon test start earlier to avoid exposing athletes to high temperatures.
According to Reuters, in tests carried out to measure the quality of the water in the Odaiba Marine Park, they discovered that E. coli bacteria levels exceeded accepted limits, which forced the test officials to cancel the swimming segment in all the triathlon events held today.
The heat rages in Japan
High temperatures have killed dozens of people across Japan since late July, which highlights the possible threat to the health of athletes. Next year's Paralympic Games will take place between the 24 in July and August. 9
The effects of E.coli
Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively mild diarrhea, but more aggressive strains can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting, and in some cases lead to a form of kidney failure.