Photo by Ginnastica Artistica Italiana 

Montreal was the competition of injuries. So many gymnasts suffered from it, whether it was because of the lightening or the unprepared equipment. A total of nine female gymnast and eight male ones hurt themselves.

Here are the male gymnasts who sustained injuries.


Yang Hak Seon, South Korea

Yang, who is the first South Korean gymnast to win an Olympic Gold - which was on vault on 2012, injured his hamstring on vault in warm-up before the events final in Montreal's last day. 

Yang had to withdraw from the competition and was replaced by Russia's Artur Dalaloyan. The South Korean gymnast qualified in first place and was the favorite to win the gold medal. 

Andrei Groza, Romania

Groza suffered from a scary fall on high bar during the qualification and had to be carried off the podium on a stretcher.  It was said that he injured his back and was taken to the hospital for X-rays but turned out to be fine.


Audrys Nin Reyes, Dominican Republic 

Audrys suffered from severe pain in his left knee. In the qualification, he fell on his first vault and decided not to perform his second. Before the competition, he submitted a new vault, Roche with a 1/1 turn.


Ruben Lopez, Spain

Just like Groza, Lopez had a very bad fall on the high bar and had to clap his hands to signal he needed help. He was later seen with bandage on his face.


Murad Agharzayev, Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani gymnast crashed one of his tumbling passes injuring his right leg. He was seen hopping on his left leg. He stopped the routine and had medics check him.


Loris Frasca, France

According to Gymternet, the French gymnast hurt his ankle.


Clay Mason Stephens, Australia 

Clay injured his knee on floor exercise during the qualification. He fell on floor and medics had to check him.


Kohei Uchimura, Japan

The megastar injured his left ankle on vault during the qualification which forced him to withdraw from the competition.

 Written by Gigi Farid

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