It’s been a tough week for bad breaks. 

First we saw a gymnast snap both legs at once. 

Now we have this gruesome injury. 

French female weightlifter Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke sustained multiple fractures of her arm while attempting a 243 pounds deadlift at the European championship in Batumi, Georgia.

The 31-year-old was lifting the weight when her left arm suddenly buckled leaving the crowd in a state of shock.

The attempt, streamed live, showed Ketchanke’s elbow snapping and bending while the athlete was struggling to drop the weight safely on the floor.

The athlete was screaming in agony when coaches and medical staff members rushed to help her.


Watch below: 

Ketchanke was taken to a local hospital for a detailed medical examination revealing that she had multiple fractions and elbow dislocation.

The gruesome injury put the athlete’s Olympic dreams in question, as it remains unknown whether she will be able to recover by the time the 2020 Tokyo Games begin.


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Je sors de ces championnats d’Europe pas de la meilleure des manières, avec une blessure au coude Ă  l’arrachĂ© Ă  107kg après avoir remportĂ© la mĂ©daille de bronze Ă  103kg. J’ai reçu Ă©normĂ©ment de messages de soutien qui m’ont fait chaud au cĹ“ur et nous attendons mon retour en France pour faire des examens complĂ©mentaires. Je tiens Ă  remercier le staff mĂ©dical et technique de la FĂ©dĂ©ration qui ont très vite rĂ©agis et qui sont Ă  mes cĂ´tĂ©s. mes entraĂ®neurs et mes collègues de L’Ă©quipe de France. Je reviendrai vers vous pour des nouvelles… #weightlifting #batumi #staypostive #goodvibes #blessed #pasletemps

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Tough break. 

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