French Olympian Gymnast Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury

Every five years every country around the world sets aside their differences and comes together at a chosen location to see who the best of the best is in their respective athletic fields. We’ve already seen Michael Phelps rack up four gold medals making him a record-breaking 26 time gold medalist. We’ve also seen the American gymnastics team dominate every aspect of their field, much respect to Simone Biles. We’ve seen the American basketball squad goof off in a plethora of videos while dominating the competition. Heck, we’ve even seen a pair of Filipino divers horribly fail and score a total of 0.0 on two separate dives. But what happened to this French gymnast is probably the most gruesome injury we’ve seen in recent Olympic history. If you can stomach it, check out the video below.

Yeah, even we flinched watching this man’s leg snap like a twig. On the very first day of the Olympics, this past Saturday, the man you see in the video, Samir Aït Saïd, violently broke his leg during the men’s qualifying round on the vault. Initially, you can see the focus in the Olympian’s eyes before he takes down the aisle, as he sprints, he bounces off the trampoline, completes several complex flips, and in while attempting to land his vault a snap is heard throughout the stadium that silenced and shocked the spectators. Saïd’s left tibia and fibula completely snapped in half and the Olympic medical staffed rushed to his aid to slowly reset his leg as he was hauled off on a stretcher.

 

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