26-year-old French gymnast, Samir Ait Said suffers one of the most gruesome injury in sports history.
Ait Said’s left leg snapped while vaulting during team preliminaries at the Rio Olympics 2016 breaking both his tibia and fibula.
His left leg was completely twisted and he had to be taken away on a stretcher.
Members of the French team were in tears after seeing the injury. Ait Said was the team’s best chance to qualify for a medal.
Before his injury, the 26 year old was third in the rings behind the world champion, Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece, and the 2012 gold medalist, Brazilian Arthur Zanetti.