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Gymnast Samir Ait Said Shares Update After Horrific Rio Olympics Injury

French Gymnast Samir Ait Said is giving an update on his condition after his horrifying accident at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Saturday (August 6) at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“I’m behind all my pals,” the 26-year-old athlete said in a video (in French) on Facebook. “They managed to keep their act together after my fall. That must have been really difficult. They were real warriors. So come on boys, be strong, I’m with you.”

“Believe me, the Tokyo 2020 adventure is still alive,” he added. “As soon as I’m recovered, believe me, we’ll go back to training and we’ll go after those Olympics.”

Samir underwent surgery for a fracture in the tibia and fibula. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery!

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Samir Ait Said Breaks Leg in Scary Rio Olympics Injury (Video)

Samir Ait Said holds his broken leg while laying in agony after a cringe-worthy injury during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Saturday (August 6) at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 26-year-old French gymnast was competing on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Team qualification round. On his landing, his leg snapped and he fell to the ground in pain.

The sound of Samir‘s leg snapping is said to have echoed around the arena. As he sunk down to the floor, his foot and the lower half of his leg could be seen flopping to the left.

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