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Armenian weightlifter suffers horrific elbow injury while trying to lift 430 pounds

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Terrible Injury At Olympics Weightlifting

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan saw his medal dreams end in a horrifying fashion on Wednesday.

Karapetyan, the reigning European champion in 77kg lifting, was in the thick of the 77kg competition at the Rio Olympics when he suffered a horrific elbow injury.

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Karapetyan was attempting to lift 430 pounds, according to Deadspin. As he got it over his head, he dislocated his elbow, immediately dropping the weight and crumbling into pain.

You can see his dislocated elbow below after dropping the weight. You can also see the video at NBCOlympics.com.

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia lifts during the Men's 77kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia lifts during the Men's 77kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Armenia's Andranik Karapetyan competes during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP / GOH Chai Hin (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Armenia's Andranik Karapetyan sustains an injury while competing during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP / GOH Chai Hin (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Armenia's Andranik Karapetyan sustains an injury while competing during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP / GOH Chai Hin (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia reacts to an injury during the Men's 77kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Armenia's Andranik Karapetyan sustains an injury while competing during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP / GOH Chai Hin (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia reacts to an injury during the Men's 77kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia reacts to an injury during the Men's 77kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia reacts to an injury during the Men's 77kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Final - Men's 77kg - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. Andranik Karapetyan (ARM) of Armenia walks off the weightlifting platform after he gets injured. REUTERS/Yves Herman FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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Karapetyan's coach was horrified, covering his eyes, while an official helped him off the floor, trying to avoid looking.

For Karapetyan, it's the end of his Olympics and hopefully he can recover quickly to resume his promising career.

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