Sunday, 7 August 2016

French Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during Rio Olympic vault

Posted by Anup Baral August 7th, 2016 :
Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during Olympic vault French gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg while performing Men's vault at Rio 2016 Olympics WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT. Onlookers said sound of the snap "echoed through the arena" but brave athlete didn't scream in pain French athlete Samir Ait Said has tragically broken his leg while performing in the Men's Vault at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The video above showing the incident contains very graphic content and should not be viewed lightly. Said was competing in the qualification of the Men's Vault when he landed awkwardly, breaking his left leg below the knee. The cracking noise was so loud it could be heard over the coverage. Some have said it was so loud it "echoed through the arena". Following his injury, Said laid motionless and simply put a hand over his face to try and cope with the excruciating pain.
Paramedics immediately rushed to his side, tended to his leg and stretchered the Olympian away. Upon leaving the building, Said was subject to an ovation from the crowd within the Rio Olympic Arena, and bravely raised a hand to his supporters. French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific leg break while performing in the vault at the Rio Olympics. The 26-year-old's left leg folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men's qualification event. Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, was taken off on a stretcher and acknowledged the crowd as he departed.

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