French gymnastSamir Ait Said’s Olympics ended last night, when his leg broke as he was taking part in the men’s vault.
The 26-year-old landed awkwardly, and the sound of his bone snapping could reportedly be heard throughout the stadium.
He was quickly tended to by medics, and was stretchered off to a standing ovation.
(Warning – if you’re squeamish, you might not like the following images…)
You can watch the moment Samir broke his leg here:
The French Olympic team tweeted that Samirfractured his tibia and fibula, and would be having surgery soon.
They also reported that he thanked his well-wishers, and promised to win gold at Tokyo in four years time.
We wish him all the best, and hope that he makes a speedy recovery.
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