Armenian weightlifter sustains horrific injury

Armenian weightlifter sustains horrific injury

Written by Tharushan Fernando

11 Aug, 2016 | 11:46 am

Armenian weightlifter,Andranik Karapetyan had to cut-short his journey towards a Olympic medal following a nasty injury

The 20 year old was seen in agony as his left elbow gave way during a second attempt to lift 195kg (429lbs).

Andranik Karapetyan was one of the favorites for the 77kg (169lbs) and strode onto the stage with the confidence befitting a European champion and lifted the vast weight onto his broad shoulders. But when he attempted the clean and jerk, his left arm gave way and he had to take evasive action.

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