Rio 2016: Armenian weightlifter suffers sickening injury during final

It’s only been a week into the Rio Olympics and there have already been some magnificent moments and some horrific ones too, not least for Armenian weightlifter, Andranik Karapetyan.

French gymnast, Samir Ait Said broke his leg whilst doing the vault during the team preliminaries on landing. What’s worse is that the paramedics dropped his stretcher as they were putting him into an ambulance!

As much as that injury will make you squirm, an injury sustained by an Armenian weightlifter is 10 times more brutal!

Andranik Karapetyan was taking part in the men’s 77kg weightlifting event with hopes of picking up a gold medal for his country.


During his second lift, things went badly wrong. The initial lift was good, but then his elbow gave way:

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