A 20-year-old weightlifter suffered a terrible leg injury on Sunday while competing in the Eurasian Powerlifting World Championships in Khabarovsk, Russia.
Yaroslav Radashkevich, a native of the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk, was trying to duck with an initial weight of 250 kg (approximately 550 pounds) when his left leg began to bend under him, causing it to collapse.
According to the Daily Mail, the victim was taken to a hospital in Khabarovsk where he was diagnosed with a severe compound fracture in the right tibia.
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Radashkevich told the Russian news agency Amur.Info that he began experiencing minor ankle pain while training about two weeks before the competition, but he did not think it was a problem.
"I thought he had thrown himself out, so I did not pay attention to him," he said. "I just had analgesics, trained, prepared, and they also advised me to go through it alone, to heal."
Unfortunately, the young athlete believes that the horrible injury will end his powerlifting career.
"I can hardly return to this sport after an injury," he told Amur. "I had achieved a lot, but I will have to abandon my hopes and ambitions, since the rehabilitation will take approximately six months."
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