Sunday, 7 August 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.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.