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Olympic Accident

OUCH!

I’m not sure if this has already been posted somewhere.

Fuck it that looks painfull.

LOL, I love the people covering it up.

Oh I know, lol.

CENSOR CENSOR CENSOR

That’s unbelievable! I’m sure the weights falling on the back of his neck was no picnic either.

Holy moley! I want to know what happened to him afterward, cracked rib? spinal injury? shoulder? Bad luck doing that at the Olympics!

[quote]forevernade wrote:
Holy moley! I want to know what happened to him afterward, cracked rib? spinal injury? shoulder?[/quote]

There was another thread about this where someone mentioned nothing was broken. He didn’t quote an exact source, though…

http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=2411362&pageNo=0#bottom

the video is down what exactly happened?

http://www.nbcolympics.com/weightlifting/video/index.html

I read an update on that lifter. There was no “real” damage, no torn or damaged ligaments/tendons and no broken bones. They put it back in place and expect a 4-6 week recovery time. Lucky SOB

My coach said he pulled with his elbows pointing backwards instead of upwards, causing a rotation instead of a pull. Bad technique basically…

And he also didn’t seem to lock when he lifted…I couldn’t tell though, only my coach pointed to me.

Here’s some pictures

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last one

Only dislocated his shoulder nothing else was broken/shattered/strained. Recovery will be about a month apparantly.