When lifting heavy objects, everyone always says ‘lift with your legs’. And while that’s true for the most part, one weightlifter in Russia may have something to say about the theory.
Yaroslav Radoshkevich was attempting to lift a 250kg weight after failing on his first two attempts at the World Raw Powerlifting Eurasian Championship in Khabarovsk, Russia.
The 20-year-old had entered the competition despite a slight ankle injury he had recently picked up, reports RT.
Radoshkevich had apparently struggled to lift the starting weight at 250kg, but decided to press on. The third time however, he didn’t so much struggle as buckle under the weight of the bar, reportedly breaking his right leg in several places.
As the video shows, his legs suddenly collapse under the weight, being forced to bend in a wholly unnatural way, leaving onlookers in a state of shock.
Medical examinations revealed the 20-year-old had sustained a double closed fracture of his shinbone, and a complete fracture of his ankle. Radoshkevich was taken straight to hospital and will reportedly need around six months to recover from the injury.
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