Hungary lifter out of the Games with horrific injury


BEIJING (AFP) - Hungarian strongman Janos Baranyai tore his right elbow on Wednesday as the Beijing Olympics weightlifting competition took a terrifying twist.

As the lone Hungarian lifter in the Games hoisted 148kg for his final snatch attempt, his right arm buckled and got caught out of position behind him as the weight came crashing back down on his limb.

The 24-year-old, ranked 33rd in the world in the 77kg category, cried out in pain and lay on the floor as medics rushed onto the platform and carried him off in a stretcher.
"He was taken to hospital," International Weightlifting Federation technical official Rock Huh told AFP.

Baranyai's condition was not immediately known.

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1 Comment(s):

JC Skinner said...

I called my child-to-be bump as well!
She's now 14, and a quite delightful young lady.
We don't call her bump anymore, though!