07/25/2012 05:29 pm ET | Updated Jul 27, 2012

Olympians Who Triumphed Over Injury (VIDEO)

On the Internet, when someone makes a mistake that results in a physical or emotional injury we like to call it a “FAIL.” But when someone spends their life training for a sport that we only pay attention to once every four years, and then blows it with the entire world watching, the word “fail” falls short in describing the crushing disappointment and pain the athlete endures.

However when these Olympians overcome these catastrophes, achieving victory against the odds, like the four athletes in this video, their accomplishments are that much more impressive, heartwarming and inspiring.