Andranik Karapetyan breaks Elbow at an attempt to lift 429lbs in Rio Olympics

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August 10, 2016
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August 12, 2016

Andranik Karapetyan breaks Elbow at an attempt to lift 429lbs in Rio Olympics

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan crashed out of the Olympics in agony as his left elbow gave way during a second attempt to lift 195kg (429lbs).

The 20­year­old was one of the favourites for the 77kg (169lbs) and strode onto the stage with the confidence befitting a European champion and lifted the vast weight onto his broad shoulders.

But when he attempted the clean and jerk, his left arm gave way and he had to take evasive action.

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