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Rio Olympics: French gymnast Samir Ait undergoes successful operation after horror break

The 26-year-old snapped the lower part of his left leg landing badly from the vault in the men`s qualifying.

Last Updated: Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 19:52
Rio Olympics: French gymnast Samir Ait undergoes successful operation after horror break

Rio de Janeiro: French gymnast Samir Ait Said has undergone surgery on the gruesome double break of his leg suffered at the Rio Olympics, his team said Sunday.

"Samir Ait Said underwent an operation in Rio during the night which went well," the French gymnastics federation said.

"The operation was good, he woke up at 6.00am," said former teammate Hamilton Sabot on Twitter.

The 26-year-old snapped the lower part of his left leg landing badly from the vault in the men`s qualifying.

Ait Said fell to the mat in agony clutching the back of his knee and his leg, which was left at an angle that shocked many in the crowd.

The French delegation said suffered a double tibia and fibula fracture.

AFP
First Published: Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 19:52

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