196 kilograms fall on a man - level 3, A12

196 kilograms fall on a man - level 3, A12

10-08-2012 18:00

A very near miss for reigning Olympic champion weightlifter Matthias Steiner. The German was hospitalized after dropping 196 kilograms onto the back of his neck during the super-heavyweight finals.

His arms buckled as he tried to lift the weights sending him crashing to the ground. Incredibly, he was able to walk away but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Iran’s Behdad Salimkordasiab went on to win the events with the combined total of 455 kilos.


Interesting words: reigning champion (the latest winner), buckle (bent), precaution (action that prevents something bad from happening).

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