Weightlifter collapses during failed clean-and-jerk attempt

It’s one of the scariest moments in weightlifting; what happens when a lifter not only fails to make a lift, but collapses while doing so?

That is what happened to Genesis Rodriguez Gomez at the 2015 Pan-American Games. Gomez attempted to lift a 106kg (234lbs) in a clean and jerk when she loses her balances and completely collapses as the weight falls behind her. Gomez stayed on the ground for a few moments before recovering.

And recover she did. Gomez successfully made the lift on the second attempt and went on to take a silver medal. Obviously she would have wanted a gold, but silver and not suffering an injury in that accident is not a bad consolation prize.

[h/t Bleacher Report]

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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