South Korea's Sa Jae-Hyouk was the defending Olympic champ in the men's 77-kilogram lift, but today, things took a turn for the worse.
For his first snatch attempt of a possible three, Sa successfully raised 158kg (about 348 pounds). But about midway through his second lift, totaling a significant 162kg (about 357 pounds), it was apparent something was wrong. As the video shows, the former champ couldn't get out of squatting position, and his elbow buckled.
Warning: Some viewers might find the content below disturbing.
BuzzFeed even created a GIF of the unfortunate event.
Lu Xiaojun of China went on to win the event and set an Olympic record by lifting 175kg in the snatch and 204kg in the clean and jerk, according to the official Olympics site.
Click through the slideshow below for images of the incident.
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