The human body is a beautiful and sometimes horrifying thing, and the Olympics is the ultimate testament to that. Sport injuries can hurt to watch more than most injuries, mainly because Olympic athletes sacrifice so much to get their bodies prepared for global competition. When somebody watching the Olympics stubs their toe on the way to get more chips, it probably won’t change their career path in the same devastating way it can for an Olympic athlete.

So join us as we take you on an emotional journey, breaking you down and building you back up again, giving you the goriest injuries in Olympics history before ending with some of the most uplifting. We’re going from nauseating to inspiring real quick. From gore to greatness, these are the worst injuries in Olympic history.