Hungarian Weightlifter Snaps His Elbow, Kinda Gruesome
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This One Looks Like It Had To Hurt... Joe Theismann Is Unimpressed

8/13/08 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai dislocated (snapped) his arm during the men's 77kg weightlifting event. Although here in the States we kindly say that he is no longer physically able to perform, some foreign sources say that he "quit" the event. Ouch... I don't think I could bring myself to call this guy a quitter. He was trying to lift 145kg (about 320lb), and pretty much failed miserably. Here's a picture, courtesy of Yahoo.

This is probably the most gruesome injury so far this year in the Olympics. Yes, it beats the guy who landed on his head at the basketball halftime show.

Best wishes to this guy, and I hope he gets better soon.

By the way, did anyone think of the SNL Drug Olympics skit after seeing that video above? Or maybe it's just me.
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8/13/08   |   fahvra

I think tomorrow hes really gonna feel that dennis

8/13/08   |   TurkogluForMVP   |   50 respect

Jon wrote:
I love that they have people standing there ready to shield the guy from the eyes of the viewers.

I found that pretty classy I got to give China props... after bashing them mercilessly for the past week. Class from China, im impressed

8/13/08   |   Jon   |   5 respect

I love that they have people standing there ready to shield the guy from the eyes of the viewers.

8/13/08   |   kteacher   |   34311 respect

OUCH!

8/13/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Even Steve O is  horrified by this.

8/13/08   |   TurkogluForMVP   |   50 respect

ouch. poor kid, hope he gets better.

8/13/08   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Michael_G wrote:
Why in the hell did I just watch that?!!

Chairman Mao made you do it.

8/13/08   |   Michael_G   |   36980 respect

Why in the hell did I just watch that?!!