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.
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.
"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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The 2020 Games were postponed in a historic decision earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, and they are now set to open on 23 July, 2021.
Japan's borders are still largely closed to foreign visitors and a vaccine is months or even years away, feeding speculation about whether the Games are feasible at all.
"We have to go forward with the Games next summer by all means," Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike said.