Olympian Breaks Arm While Lifting 429 Pounds And The Video Is Horrifying
You're about to watch the most shocking accident of the Olympics so far.
It's even worse than gymnast Samir Ait Said's leg break.
Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan was pushing himself to the limit by trying to execute a 429-pound clean and jerk.
He was on his second attempt when his arm snapped.
Andranik lets out a blood-curdling scream and officials struggle to look on -- one even shields his eyes.
We've warned you once, but we'll warn you again: graphic content.
OUCH! Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan dislocated his elbow last night #Rio2016 #ARM pic.twitter.com/3ysfLe07L8 — BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) August 11, 2016
Let's break this down:
The weightlifter was seen being taken to an ambulance on a stretcher after crashing out of the Olympics.
He is reported to have suffered a broken elbow.
OK, you win. While we're on the gruesome topic, let's have a look at that French gymnast's accident as well:
French gymnast #SamirAitSaid's atrocious leg break scares gymnastics arena #Rio2016 #GymnastiqueArtistique #Olympics pic.twitter.com/xKgZoZmJIX — SportsNow India (@SportsGupShup) August 8, 2016
Samir is doing fine, by the way. He posted a motivational video on Facebook after the leg break.