Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 9:31
Rio 2016: Armenian Andranik Karapetyan dislocates elbow in weightlifting
Armenian Olympian Andranik Karapetyan suffered a horror ELBOW dislocation during the 77kg weightlifting event at the Rio Olympics.
The 20-year-old suffered the freak injury during his second attempt at trying to lift 195kg on Wednesday evening.
Karapetyan, the reigning European champion, screamed in pain as his joint popped out during the clean and jerk of his lift.
But as he raised to his shoulders, disaster struck as his left arm gave in distressing circumtances.
He dropped the weight behind his head as medical teams quickly rushed to his aid on stage, where he was clutching his arm.