Tough Break! Horrifying Moment Weightlifter Dislocates Elbow During Weightlifting (photos)
Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan crashed out of the Olympics in agony as his left elbow gave way during a second attempt to lift 195kg (429lbs).
The 20-year-old was one of the favourites for the 77kg (169lbs) and strode onto the stage with the confidence befitting a European champion and lifted the vast weight onto his broad shoulders.
But when he attempted the clean and jerk, his left arm gave way and he had to take evasive action.
He screamed in pain as the vast weight crashed to the mat behind his head and a medical team quickly rushed to his aid.
Karapetyan was in tears as he left the arena to travel to the hospital.
His coach appeared equally as horrified as he stood by the medical staff with his head in his hands.
The weightlifter was later seen being carried in to an ambulance on a stretcher on a saline drip.
See more photos below. It looks so awfully painful...
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