SNAPS leg of the horrifying moment weightlifter while trying to squat 250 kg during a match in Russia
- Yaroslav Radashkevich was taken to the hospital on Sunday with a broken tibia
- He participated in the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship in Khabarovsk
- Footage shows one of his legs knees under the weight during a squat attempt
- Radashkevich works as a personal trainer and says he won't be able to work
This is the horrible moment that a leg of a weightlifter bursts while trying to squat 250 kg (550 lbs) during a match in Russia.
Yaroslav Radashkevich was in the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship when he was struggling with colossal weight in the gym in Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East.
In the images, his team takes the support away and Radashkevich drops and holds the weight with his legs bent before one of them breaks.
He suffered a composite fracture on his right tibia and was rushed to the hospital on Sunday.
The right leg of Yaroslav Radashkevich can be seen by the colossal weight of the 250 kg bar that presses on his shoulders at the Khabarovsk match
An X-ray of Radashkevich's leg at the hospital in Chabarovsk where he (left) and his broken right leg remain after he has strapped under the weight (right)
Radashkevich said he needs a long-term rehabilitation and will no longer be able to work as a personal trainer.
He said he faced immense problems with paying bills, including his medical expenses.
The athlete told Amur: & # 39; I had been preparing for these competitions for a long time and in principle I was sure that I would perform well.
& # 39; It turns out that my leg started hurting heavily two weeks ago. I thought it had just been pulled, so I wasn't paying attention, I only had pain killers, trained, prepared. I was also advised that it would pass naturally, heals. & # 39;
After bending his knees and taking the weight on his thighs, Radashkevich began to wobble before he went down
The weight drops over his head as he extends on the mat and his right leg is broken in two
But he added: & # 39; The first two efforts the same weight, starting, I couldn't squat. In the first and second attempt I tensed a bit, my knees in, out, shaken. And then the pain in the shin bones intensified.
& # 39; Well, in the third attempt, the same weight – when I squatted something happened – you can see it in the video. & # 39;