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Andranik Karapetyan, Armenian Weightlifter, Suffers Unholy Elbow Injury

It's horrific.

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan is out of the 2016 Olympic Games after sustaining a horrific elbow injury while trying to lift 195 kilograms on Wednesday.

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Karapetyan, a gold medal winner at the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships, was making his second attempt at a clean and jerk lift in the 77-kilogram competition when his elbow appeared to dislodge, NBC reported.

Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan went on to take Olympic gold.

Here are photos that show Karapetyan in the weightlifting competition, before and after he sustained his injury:

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