Russian powerlifter Yaroslav Radoshkevich sustained after frightening damage which left his correct severely fractured to prematurely end his performance at the powerlifting Eurasian Championship in Khabarovsk, Russia.
The 20-year-old athlete entered the competition ignoring slight lower leg damage, a slip-up which ended up being disastrous.
The man who had undergone rigorous preparation before the World Raw Powerlifting (WRPF) Eurasian Championship even failed to cope with the starting load of 250kg breaking his right leg in several places during his third attempt.
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Radoshkevich had quite recently begun to lift the weight when his leg unnaturally bent, leaving technical assistants and fans in a state of horror.
According to RT:
Further medical observation revealed that the man sustained a double closed fracture of his shinbone and complete fracture of his ankle. The unfortunate powerlifter, who was immediately taken to hospital, will need up to six months to fully recuperate after the terrifying injury.
“I can hardly return to this sport following such an injury. I had achieved a lot but I will have quit my hopes and ambitions as rehabilitation will approximately take six months,” he said.