20-Year Old Russian Powerlifter Breaks Leg In Three Places In Shocking Footage

Russian powerlifter Yaroslav Radoshkevich has been forced into an early retirement from the sport after suffering a horrendous leg break during an event.

The 20-year old was competing at the powerlifting Eurasian Championship in Khabarovsk, Russia but failed in his first two attempts at a 250kg lift.

And unfortunately it was third time unlucky as when he tried to hold the immense weight above his head, his knees completely buckled and it resulted in one of the most horrific injuries you will ever see.


Having ignored a slight ankle problem going into the competition, Russia Today say Radoshkevich suffered a double closed fracture of his shinbone and complete fracture of his ankle, forcing him to be rushed into hospital for surgery.

He now faces a six month lay-off but has already decided there's no way he can carry on after sustaining such a brutal injury.

"I can hardly return to this sport following such an injury," he admitted.

"I had achieved a lot but I will have quit my hopes and ambitions as rehabilitation will approximately take six months."

Image: YouTube
Image: YouTube

Last month, there was another instance how dangerous powerlifting can be when a French weightlifter broke her left arm in two places at the European Weightlifting Championships.

Thirty-one-year-old Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke was attempting to lift 110kg - her career personal best - in the women's 76kg category at the event in Batumi, Georgia.

She had failed to complete the lift earlier, but on her third attempt, while she managed to get the bar above her head, her left arm buckled and gave way, leading to a grimacing injury.


She was rushed to hospital for surgery but incredibly, still walked away with a bronze medal for her 103kg opener.

Ketchanke is now on the road to recovery, having recently posted a clip on Instagram of her doing some arm exercises.

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