Samir Ait Said.

Olympian Samir Ait Said walking with zimmer frame after horrific leg injury

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French gymnast Samir Ait Said picked up one of the first major injuries of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, and probably one of the most gruesome injuries you'll ever see.

While attempting a vault, the Olympian suffered a double leg break on his left leg after botching his vault landing and has since been recovering at Vitoria Barra Hospital in Rio. His leg bent at a 90-degree angle, and the video of him botching the vault landing went viral almost immediately.

Yet, just mere days after the horrifying incident took place, the 26-year-old is already back up and walking with the help of a zimmer frame in the hospital.


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Ait Said had surgery on Saturday night to repair the tibia he fractured according to the Daily Mail, and was up on his feet not long after, walking around the hospital as seen in their pictures. 

The Frenchman posted a video on his Facebook the day after suffering his horrific injury thanking people for their support and pledged to return to the sport one day. He will be returning to the arena as a spectator and hasn't dismissed the possibility of competing at the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.

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"Believe me the adventure of Tokyo 2020 is still possible," he said via the Daily Mail, "and as soon as I'm back on my feet I'll be back in training and searching for that Olympic gold."

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