Brazilian Gymnast Jade Barbosa Injured Her Ankle And Everyone Feels The Pain
Jade Barbosa, a Brazilian gymnast, injured her ankle in the middle of her floor routine on Thursday afternoon at the Olympics in Rio.
Barbosa was competing in the all-around individual finals for gymnastics, where Americans Simone Biles and Aly Raisman were also fighting for medals.
The Brazilian athlete was on her second pass when she landed badly, slamming her ankle into the ground at a horrifying angle.
When she landed, Barbosa cringed and took a few steps, testing weight on her ankle. She then hobbled off the floor with a huge grimace.
The injury came during the second rotation out of four in the all-around finals. She had gotten a big score in the first rotation on the beam.
Barbosa had to withdraw from the all-around competition and was taken out of the arena in a wheelchair.
The crowd was rooting for her from the beginning. The Rio crowd had huge amounts of hope and support for the Brazilian gymnast. They apparently chanted her name as she was taken out of the arena.
For Brazil, Barbosa was not the only competitor. Rebeca Andrade also made a strong showing at the all-around finals.
We hope it's nothing serious and she gets well soon.