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H8R

Cranky Pants
Nov 10, 2004
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That's gonna be sore in the morning...

German weightlifter drops 432-pound barbell on his head, walks away

Defending weightlifting gold medalist Matthias Steiner walked away from a terrifying incident Tuesday when he dropped a barbell weighing 432 pounds on his neck during the Olympic 105+ kg competition.

The German was attempting to snatch 196 kg when his knees and arms buckled, causing the massive weight to fall on top of his head. Steiner collapsed under the barbell and instantaneously flopped while its mass bent his neck and head. He was immediately tended to by medical officials and somehow got to his feet, saluted the crowd and walked off under his own power.
The pics are fvcking AWESOME.

http://blog.sfgate.com/olympics/2012/08/07/german-weightlifter-drops-432-pound-barbell-on-his-head-walks-away-photos/
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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what was awesome was the sub five foot 123 lb north korean clean/jerk three times his body weight....
 

Mo(n)arch

Turbo Monkey
Dec 27, 2010
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Fvcking brutal.
Remember a few years back when the knee of some of these guys popped out? I was shocked. I didn't know things like that are even possible.