Watch (if you must): French gymnast suffers horrific leg break at Olympics


For the squeamish among you, we urge you NOT to click play on the video below.

It shows the horrific moment French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg upon landing his vault jump at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Saturday.

His leg folded beneath him below the knee during the men's qualification event, suffering a major break in his tibia that left his lower leg at a vomit-inducing angle as paramedics rushed to his side.

BBC Sport reports Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, acknowledged the crowd as he was taken from the arena on a stretcher.

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva told other gymnasts not to look at Said's leg, the BBC reports, adding: "Even though we're on different teams, we know each other and I've known Samir since I was 14. It really sucks, but we have a job to do."

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