Graphic Video Shows Olympic Athlete’s Gruesome Leg Break [VIDEO]
A tragic moment was caught on camera on Saturday during the Rio Olympics.
26-year-old French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a brutal leg break after landing a vault during the qualifying rounds of the Olympics on Saturday. It was an incredibly tragic moment that was caught on camera, so watch at your own risk:
The worst part is that this is not the first time this has happened to Samir. In an interview with USA Today, Anouk Corge of national sports daily L’Equipe said that this happened leading up to the London Olympics four years ago. He said, "It was two months before London and it was the same thing, except to his other leg. It was on a vault, he landed, and the leg broke in the same way. It was terrible then and for it to happen again is traumatic.”
Despite his injuries, Samir plans to compete again in 2020 in Tokyo.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and we hope he has a full recovery.
[Via USA Today]