French weightlifter Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke left the European Weightlifting Championships with a bronze medal and a broken arm following a failed attempt at the 110kg snatch.
The gruesome injury was broadcast live from Batumi, Georgia, by the European Weightlifting Federation.
The video has gone viral across the Internet.
Twice previously, the 30 year old Ketchanke failed while attempting the 110kg lift.
On her third attempt, she had no difficulty in lifting the bar above her head.
Only when she attempted to complete the lift did her left arm give way and her forearm snapped.
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Katchanke screamed as she fell to the floor.
The shock that swept across the audience can be heard in the video.
Medics rushed the stage to assist and took her away on a stretcher.
At hospital doctors performed surgery to reset her fractured arm.
In addition to the two fractures, there are unconfirmed reports that Katchanke had a dislocated elbow.
The good news for Ketchanke is that she won the bronze medal in the event, having successfully lifted at 103kg.
This follows a silver medal received at the 2018 European Championships.
Katchanke acknowledged this accomplishment in an Instagram post where she also showed her appreciation for her fans, teammates, and the medical personnel who attended her after her injury.
“I’m coming out of these European Championships not in the best of ways, with a 107kg wrenching elbow injury after winning the bronze medal at 103kg.
I received a lot of support messages that made me feel good and we are waiting for my return to France to do further tests.
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Je sors de ces championnats d’Europe pas de la meilleure des manières, avec une blessure au coude à l’arraché à 107kg après avoir remporté la médaille de bronze à 103kg. J’ai reçu énormément de messages de soutien qui m’ont fait chaud au cœur et nous attendons mon retour en France pour faire des examens complémentaires. Je tiens à remercier le staff médical et technique de la Fédération qui ont très vite réagis et qui sont à mes côtés. mes entraîneurs et mes collègues de L’équipe de France. Je reviendrai vers vous pour des nouvelles… #weightlifting #batumi #staypostive #goodvibes #blessed #pasletemps
I want to thank the medical and technical staff of the Federation who responded very quickly and who are by my side. my coaches and my colleagues from the France team. I will come back to you for news.”