This athlete may have started on the right foot but certainly ended off on the wrong one. OUCH!
French Gymnast Samir Ait Said‘s Olympic dreams were cut short as he suffered a horrific leg break during his vault performance at the Roi Olympic preliminaries on Saturday.
Said’s leg snapped while he tried to complete a vault landing, and could have been seen literally dangling at a right-angle.
Fans near to the vault area said that they literally heard when his leg snap.
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It is not the first time that the 26 year old veteran Ait Said has suffered such a serious injury. In the 2012 London games, he broke his right leg in a similar fashion.
However, despite of his severe injury Ait Said vows to return and compete at the 2020 Olympic games. He has been pictured looking in high spirits and has even started walking!