French Gymnast Breaks Leg In Most Gruesome Way And People Are Still Reeling

So, I'm about to show you a pretty bad injury received by French Olympic gymnast Samir Ait Said as he attempted the vault at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Now, I know you're not going to believe me when I say you will not be able to unsee Said's injury and you will not be able to unhear his leg bone breaking.

Because you won't believe me -- even though you should -- I'm just going to show you how people on Twitter reacted when someone posted a clip of the injury.

@PeterUihlein @2016OIympics why did you just do this to me — Chelsea Gates (@ChelseaGatesTV) August 6, 2016

You can see that the reactions range from the horrified to the shocked and everything in between.

So, once again, I'm warning you; the video is pretty graphic, like, there's no visible blood, but you're going to shout in shock and/or look away when you see (and hear) the injury happen.

My heart sank to my stomach watching this video of French gymnast #SamirAitSaid land.. — Perez (@ThePerezHilton) August 7, 2016

I did warn you! Check out the look on another gymnast's face from a different newscast.

Daily Mail

That, my friends, is a look of pure shock if I've ever seen one. This other gymnast knows just how serious and likely career-ending that injury is.

Man, I can't even imagine what it took to break Said's leg. The 26-year-old Olympian's probably been training his hardest for months, probably more like years, for this moment, and in one move of extreme force, his Olympic test is over.

In one newscast, the announcer was completely shocked. You know the announcer has seen some serious stuff, but all he can muster in the seconds after the injury is some kind of repeated "oof" noise.

According to Daily Mail, Said squirmed in pain while medical officials tried to help him. He was reportedly eventually wheeled out and raised his arm to acknowledge the support of the shocked crowd.

It just goes to show when you gather the world's fastest, strongest and greatest athletes for the Olympics, anything can happen.


Citations: 'You could hear the snap echoing around the arena': The bone-crunching moment a French gymnast breaks his leg in horror fall (Daily Mail)