9 Scary Olympic Injuries

  1. The weight lifter damaged his elbow competing in the clean and jerk

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Andranik Karapetyan, a sportsman from Armenia, participated in the clean and jerk competition and tried to lift 195kg [429lbs]. When he made his attempt the elbow extended and under the weight of the rod his arm damaged severely.

Karapetyan was considered one of the leaders in this competition. The pain was unbearable; the athlete screamed clutching his injured arm. Doctors and trainers immediately rushed to his aid.

He suffered from terrible pain and also lost the opportunity to become the Olympic champion this time.

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