Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan was rushed to hospital in agony after appearing to dislocate his elbow during the men’s 77kg competition at the Rio Olympics.

The 20-year-old was in contention for a bronze medal when he attempted to lift 195kg in the clean and jerk.

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Halfway through the attempt his left elbow seemed to pop out and Karapetyan screamed in agony before being helped off the platform in tears by members of his coaching team.Andranik-Karapetyan-619430


A short while later he was loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher, with a saline drip attached to him, as several of his team-mates and Armenian staff looked on distraught.

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