Consider this every Olympian’s worst nightmare.

French gymnast Samir Ait Said’s Olympics ended when he severely injured his left leg while vaulting during team preliminaries on Saturday.

Said’s leg bent awkwardly as he tried to land, the sound of the injury echoing through the arena.

Said writhed on the ground in agony while medical officials tended to him. He exited on a stretcher to a standing ovation.

The injury came minutes after Germany’s Andreas Toba hurt his knee during floor exercise. Toba abandoned his routine and was helped off by trainers but managed to compete on pommel horse before exiting to receive medical attention. Read more…

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French gymnast suffers horror leg break at Olympic preliminaries