A female Egyptian weightlifter, Khalil Mahmoud K Abir Abdelrahman, was rushed to hospital on Friday after a weight bar of 151kilogram fell on her, pinning her to the ground during a lift in the 75 kilogram event at the London Olympics 2012.
The 20-year-old failed to complete her lift during the Women's 75 kg weightlifting final at the Olympics.
While lifting the 332lbs weight bar, Abdelrahman fell backward from a squat position and the bar hit her chest, forcing her to fall to the ground, Daily Mail reported.
When the bar struck her, medical team and officials rushed over to help her and escorted from the ExCel venue in a wheelchair. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment.
It was Abdelrahman's last shot at the event as she tried to compete with the final winners gold medalist Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan, silver medalist Natalya Zabolotnaya of Russia and bronze medalist Belarusian Iryna Kulesha.
It was the second weightlifting accident that has occurred this week. Earlier on Wednesday, men's weightlifter champion Sa Jae-hyouk of South Korea was rushed to hospital after his elbow got dislocated during men's 77kg class event at the Olympics.
Jae-hyouk successfully lifted the 158 kg bar in the first attempt, but buckled under the 162kg bar that he attempted to lift the second time round.
The 27-year-old was halfway through the lift when he met with some problem as he was not able to get out of the squat position and unfortunately dislocated elbow.
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