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20 May, 2019 16:50

Powerlifter suffers horrific injury at Eurasian Championship (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Powerlifter suffers horrific injury at Eurasian Championship (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Russian powerlifter Yaroslav Radoshkevich sustained a terrifying injury which left his right leg severely fractured to prematurely end his performance at the powerlifting Eurasian Championship in Khabarovsk, Russia.

The 20-year-old athlete entered the competition ignoring a slight ankle injury, a mistake which turned out to be calamitous.

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The man who had undergone rigorous preparation before the World Raw Powerlifting (WRPF) Eurasian Championship even failed to cope with the starting weight of 250kg breaking his right leg in several places during his third attempt.


Radoshkevich had just started to lift the weight when his leg unnaturally bent, leaving technical assistants and fans in a state of horror.

Further medical observation revealed that the man sustained a double closed fracture of his shinbone and complete fracture of his ankle. The unfortunate powerlifter, who was immediately taken to hospital, will need up to six months to fully recuperate after the terrifying injury.

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Radoshkevich said that the horrible fracture has more likely put an end to his sporting career.

I can hardly return to this sport following such an injury. I had achieved a lot but I will have quit my hopes and ambitions as rehabilitation will approximately take six months,” he said.