Games: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
This video stands as a symbolic representation of the lead up to the Olympics this year. French gymnast Samir Ait Said welcomed us to the Rio Games with one of the worst leg injuries in recent memory. After coming down awkwardly on the vault during qualifiers, Said’s left leg bore the weight of his body, resulting in an audible bone snap and an entire lower leg facing in the wrong direction. Worse than the actual impact itself, is the image of Said lying on the mat holding his newly reshaped leg, silenced by a probable intense shot of adrenaline. And apparently the medics dropped the stretcher too because the whole leg thing wasn’t enough. Get well, Samir!