Current weightlifter champion Sa Jae-hyouk of South Korea crashed at the London Olympics on after dislocating his elbow in the men's 77kg class event on Wednesday.
Initially, the 27-year-old scored success in lifting 158 kg but buckled under the 162kg bar that he attempted to lift the second time round. Jae-hyouk apparently met with trouble when he was halfway through the lift as he was not able to get out of the squat position. In a tragic turn of events his right arm collapsed at the elbow.
As he cried out in pain officials rushed over to help him. He was later escorted from the ExCel venue to the hospital for treatment.
The exit of this world-champion led to L Xiaojun from China smash two separate set of world records as he lifted 175 kg in the snatch and 204 kg in the latter half of the competition. With a total of 379kg under his belt, Xiaojun knocked the world record.
In 2005, Jae-hyouk had won two gold medals at the Junior World Weightlifting Championships in South Korea, and snagged another gold medal at Beijing's 2008 Summer Olympics in the 77 kg class.
Check out the video and photos of Sa Jae-hyouk's tragic moments at the Olympics: