South Korean Weightlifter Suffers Serious Injury At 2012 London Olympics As His Elbow Dislocated Lifting 357lbs [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

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on August 02 2012 3:51 AM
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South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa had to pull out of men's 77kg competition in the London Olympics at the ExCeL auditorium Wednesday after his right elbow got dislocated while attempting to lift 162kg.

Sa, the defending Olympic champion in the men's 77kg category, successfully lifted 158kg (348.33 lbs) in his first attempt. But while trying to push it up to 162kg (357.15 lbs) in his second attempt, the 27-year-old could not get out of the squatting position and his right arm buckled at the elbow, the Daily Mail reported.

After Sa fell down to the floor, screaming out in tremendous pain, officials rushed to him and escorted him from the venue. He was taken to hospital thereafter.

"Korean weightlifter Sa Jaehyouk injured his right arm in the middle of a lift. Fell to the floor screaming in pain," tweeted Ryan Macouver a sportscaster explaining Sa's injury.

Following Sa's disaster, China's Lu Xiaojun smashed two world records to win the competition. He lifted 175 kilograms in the snatch and 204 kilograms in the second half of the competition, finishing with a total of 379 kilograms, which was a world record.

Have a look at the photos and the video below:

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa lifts before getting injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa injures his arm on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa shouts after getting injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa shouts after getting injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa lies injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa is assisted after get injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters

South Korean weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa

South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa is assisted after get injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters