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This Weightlifting Accident Might Be The Worst Thing You'll See During Rio

WARNING: This is super graphic.

Posted on August 11, 2016, at 11:59 a.m. ET

Andranik Karapetyan is a 20-year-old champion weightlifter from Armenia.

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While competing in Wednesday's 77kg weightlighting competition, Karapetyan suffered a pretty horrifying injury.

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Karapetyan's left elbow hyperextended during the clean and jerk move, dislocating his elbow. He had been attempting to lift 195 kilograms.

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He was quickly treated by medical staff and taken to a local hospital.

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The injury was particularly shocking as Karapetyan recently won gold at the European weightlifting championships, so had high hopes for Rio.

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This post originally appeared on BuzzFeed Mexico.

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