A weightlifting event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics went horribly wrong on Wednesday when an Armenian lifter, Andranik Karapetyan dislocated his elbow during a lift.
Karapetyan, 20 suffered the excruciating injury during the men’s 77kg competition. He was in contention for a bronze medal when he attempted to lift 195kg in the clean and jerk.
Halfway through the attempt his left elbow seemed to pop out and Karapetyan screamed in agony before being helped off the platform in tears by members of his coaching team.
He was rushed to hospital with a saline drip attached to him.