The rumor about the incident was triggered by Paul Kelso, a reporter for Sky Sports in the UK, who tweeted: “Hearing an Olympic kayaker may have capsized after hitting a submerged sofa. Story of day & possibly the week if true.”
Since then the report has not been confirmed by any credible source. The name of the kayaker, who allegedly hit the furniture, hasn’t been announced as well.
Still, the curious case triggered hashtag #KayakSofa that immediately won the hearts of public.
"The kayaker hit an underwater sofa."— David Tsai (@wecsam) 7 августа 2016 г.
Me: Ah, "underwater sofa" must be one of those sports terms that I don't understand.#kayaksofa
The Olympic sofa has also got its own Twitter account, where it’s presented as “Avid diver, water polo player, and proud member of #TeamSwift."