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French gymnast suffers a horrific leg injury that could be heard throughout the arena

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Competitor breaks leg in gymnastics routine

French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a gruesome leg injury during his vault attempt in the men's gymnastics qualifier on Saturday.

YOU CAN SEE A PHOTO OF THE INJURY BELOW. WARNING: IT IS GRAPHIC.

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

When Said landed, his left leg snapped in the wrong direction. Several people in attendance said on Twitter that you could hear the snap in the arena.

(Kevin Ware suffered a similar injury during an NCC Tournament basketball game for Louisville in 2013.)

WARNING: THE PHOTOS BELOW ARE GRAPHIC.

See photos of Said's injury below:

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French gymnast Samir Ait Said's injury
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French gymnast Samir Ait Said's injury
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY 2016 Rio Olympics - Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. TEMPLATE OUT.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: Samir Ait Said of France breaks his leg while competing on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France is injured. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY 2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. TEMPLATE OUT.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France is helped after breaking his leg during competition on the vault. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Samir Ait Said (FRA) of France is placed on a stretcher after breaking his leg during competition on the vault. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
France's Samir Ait Said is stretchered off after being injured while competing in the qualifying for the men's vault event of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / Thomas COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) Samir Ait Said of France receives attention after breaking his leg while competing on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
France's Samir Ait Said is stretchered off after being injured while competing in the qualifying for the men's vault event of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Said wasn't expected to medal in the gymnastics, but it's nevertheless a tragic early exit from the Olympics.

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