Rio Olympics 2016: Watch Samir Ait Said's horror landing

French gymnast Samir Ait Said has undergone surgery on the gruesome double break of his leg suffered at the Rio Olympics, his team said Sunday.

FP Sports August 07, 2016 19:54:57 IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Watch Samir Ait Said's horror landing

French gymnast Samir Ait Said has undergone surgery on the gruesome double break of his leg suffered at the Rio Olympics, his team said Sunday. A Twitter user Perez (@ThePerezHilton) tweeted this tough-to-watch video of Ait Said's horror landing.

Rio Olympics 2016 Watch Samir Ait Saids horror landing

French gymnast Samir Ait Said after his horror landing/ Getty Images

"Samir Ait Said underwent an operation in Rio during the night which went well," the French gymnastics federation said.

"The operation was good, he woke up at 6.00am," said former teammate Hamilton Sabot on Twitter.

The 26-year-old snapped the lower part of his left leg landing badly from the vault in the men's qualifying.

Ait Said fell to the mat in agony clutching the back of his knee and his leg, which was left at an angle that shocked many in the crowd.

The French delegation said suffered a double tibia and fibula fracture.

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