No To the Nth Power, Weightlifting Division

Sometimes, it's probably for the best that they don't show weightlifting a lot on NBC's coverage of the games. Janos Baranyai of Hungary went for 146 kg (326 pounds) on the snatch. Janos didn't make it, and his elbow vetoed the entire move by popping out of socket at the worst possible moment: with the full weight of the bar over his head. ↵
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↵Do not watch this if you are squeamish, because it is horrific and puke-making. We mean that to the fullest extent of "horrific and puke-making." ↵
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↵Yeah, just go back to Michael Phelps and gymnastics. Even watching poor Alicia Sacramone's implosion was less nauseating than that, and Sacramone went through a chalk dust-filled gymnastics hell last night in front of billions of watching eyes. Baranyai, for the record, dislocated the elbow, suffered no torn ligaments or broken bones, and will be out for the rest of the year.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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