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PHOTOS: 7 agonizing injuries at the Rio Games

Last updated on: August 15, 2016 23:46 IST

The 2016 Rio Olympics has witnessed some scintillating performances, wherein many young athletes achieved glory for their nations.

The Games also saw legendary athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps delivering as per expectations and extending their domination in Olympic history.

But there were some unfortunate ones who fought horrifying injuries in Rio.

Like these 7. Check out how the Games went for them.

IMAGE: Vladimir Nikitin of Russia gets his head wiped as he competes in the men's bantam 56kg boxing. . Photograph: Adrees Latif /Reuters.

IMAGE: Samir Ait Said of France breaks his leg while competing on the vault. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters.

IMAGE: Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia injures his elbow while competing in the men's 77kg weightlifting. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters.

IMAGE: James Stannard of Australia leaves the field after sustaining a head injury in the men's rugby preliminary against South Africa. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

IMAGE: Elissa Downie of Britain falls and injures herself during the women's gymnastics qualifications. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters.

IMAGE: Australia's women's track cycling team member Melissa Hoskins is aided after a crash during a practice session. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters.

IMAGE: A teammate helps Natiq Suad of Iraq after he was injured during a men's soccer preliminary. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters.
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