On Wednesday night, Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan was in the midst of competing for a medal in the men’s 77k weightlifting event when he severely injured his elbow!
Karapetyan, who is the reigning European champion, was midway through his second attempt at lifting 195kg when his elbow dislocated and the athlete dropped the weights and rushed off stage in pain.
To make matters worse, the 20-year-old was most likely going to medal in the event, but instead Kazakhstan’s Nijat Rahimov took gold, China’s Xiaojun Lyu snagged silver, and Mohamad Mahmoud from Egypt took home bronze.
Ch-ch-check out the gruesome video (below) if you have the stomach for it, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
We can’t imagine the amount of pain Andranik must be in, and we just wish him a speedy recovery!
[Image via AP Images.]