- Created on Thursday, 02 August 2012 18:25
- Written by Bryan Hildebrand
Defending 77-kilo Olympic Gold Medalist South Korean Sa Jae Hyouk was injured today during a 2nd round Snatch attempt. In the video his pull is perfect (162k or 357lbs) and as he settles the weight into the locked position at the bottom, his right elbow appears to dislocate, sending the lifter to the floor in pain. He was fortunate enough to push past the bar as he came forward on the platform and the weight landing behind him.
Physicians rushed to the platform where he was walked off to the backroom with what clearly looks like a dislocated elbow in subsequent pictures.
Lu Xiaojun went on to set an Olympic record 175k in the Snatch and secured the Gold medal for China.
Our best to him and hopes of a full recovery where he may return to defend his 2008 Gold Medal