9 Scary Olympic Injuries

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A few days ago, you read about Samir Ait Said's horrendous leg break while attempting a vault during the men's team preliminaries in Oddee's 10 Oddest News Items From The Rio Olympics. Since then, several athletes have been injured in varying degrees of severity. Are competitors at the 2016 Summer Games more accident prone than in past years? Check out nine unbelievable mishaps that occurred both on and off the playing field.

1. The weightlifter who dislocated his elbow during the clean and jerk competition

Ouch! When Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan attempted to lift 195kg [429lbs] in the clean and jerk competition, he suffered a horrifying extended elbow that caused his arm to bend the wrong way and crumble under the weight of the bar.

Karapetyan, one of the favorites for the competition, was screaming in pain, with medics and trainers rushing to his aid before he walked off the stage cradling his injured arm. 

The injury was not only excruciatingly painful but also wrecked his chances of winning a medal in his Olympic debut after he finished second in the snatch competition.

 

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