Gold Medal favourite Weightlifter Dropped A 432-Pound Barbell Right Onto His Neck

The men’s +105kg/+231 lbs weightlifting final wasn’t very fun for Germany’s Matthias Steiner Tuesday.

Steiner was lifting a 196kg (432-pound) barbell when this happened:

Matthias Steiner Germany drops weight neck

Photo: AP

Matthias Steiner Germany drops weight neck

Photo: AP

Matthias Steiner Germany drops weight neck

Photo: AP

Steiner would get some medical attention, but fortunately he left under his own strength and waved to the crowd.

He came into the competition as the favourite after winning gold in Beijing in 2008.

Steiner finished last with an official “DNF.”

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