Every sportsman has a common wish in his life. He wishes to represent his entire nation in the Olympics. This is something that really gives him a proud feeling.
Here, in this article, we are about to share facts about people who have actually injured themselves during the Olympics, 2016. These are the people who have hurt themselves during the game this year.
As several athletes have been injured in varying degrees of severity in their respective games, it still makes us think if this year of the Olympics is one of the most accident prone events in the field of sports.
Find out about the most famous athletes and players who got injured during the games.
Check these guys out, who are already on a road to a speedy recovery. Read on to know more about these players who have bled for the game..
The Gymnast Who Landed On Her Head
Ellie Downie was going to make history this year, but she slipped while performing and landed straight on her head. However, the fall was not injurious, and later she joined her team in the event.
The Weightlifter Who Dislocated His Elbow
Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan attempted to lift 195 kgs when this accident occurred. In the clean and jerk competition, he suffered from a horrifying extended elbow that caused his arm to bend in the wrong direction. The injury wrecked his chances of winning the medal in the competition.
He Completed The Pommel Horse Event With A Torn ACL
A German gymnast named Andreas Toba suffered a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) while qualifying for the men's floor event. The best part about him was that he did not give up and later in the day he completed the event with a torn ACL, so that Germany could qualify for the next round.
The Cyclist Who Had A Tragic Tumble
Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten from Germany had a tragic tumble during the Women's Road Race and she was leading it. She lost control on the descent and fell on the roadside curb. She suffered three spinal fractures and concussion and is on the road to recovery.
The Italian Cyclist Who Had A Collarbone Break
Vincenzo Nibali was one lucky man during the game. He suffered from double collarbone fracture during the men's road race and it crashed his dream of winning the Olympics.