Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • MLB
  • 7/24 2:20 PM EDT
    CWS0
    ChC0
  • 7/24 7:05 PM EDT
    Hou0
    Phi0
  • 7/24 7:07 PM EDT
    Oak0
    Tor0
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    KC0
    Det0
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    Bal0
    TB0
  • 7/24 8:05 PM EDT
    Mia0
    Tex0
  • 7/24 8:08 PM EDT
    Col0
    StL0
  • 7/24 9:40 PM EDT
    Atl0
    Ari0
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    Bos0
    Sea0
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    Min0
    LAD0
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    NYM0
    SD0
  • 7/24 10:15 PM EDT
    Pit0
    SF0
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    Cin0
    Cle0

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

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.

SEE MORE: Everything you need to know about the Summer Olympics

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.

12 PHOTOS
Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan's elbow injury
See Gallery
Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan's elbow injury
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.
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

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.

NOW WATCH: How Donald Trump helped destroy a pro football league in the '80s

See Also:

Follow AOL Sports on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.