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Welsh weightlifter Joshua Parry attempts to lift 160kg at Commonwealth Games

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Welsh weightlifter Joshua Parry has collapsed during the Men's 94kg weightlifting final at the Commonwealth Games held in Australia.

Parry failed to lift the bar over his head and subsequently dropped the weight shortly after before collapsing to the ground, leaving viewers in shock as the 27-year-old layed on the ground as medics rushed to aid the athlete.

Michaela Breeze, who is a two-time Commonwealth Games weightlifting champion, was commentating for the BBC and offered viewers an insight to what had just happened and consoled concerned viewers by informing that Parry would be fine.

Breeze said: "He's okay, he's okay... well he's not okay clearly. He's alright, undo his belt, get his legs in the air, the docs there.

"Okay so what's happened quite simply is not getting the oxygen in. He stood up, makes it really hard to breathe when you've got the bar sitting heavy on the windpipe.

"You can see his body buckling before he even attempted the dip... he will be absolutely fine. We don't need a paramedic on the stage, that's a little bit OTT."

Parry was unable to recover for a second lift, however, the Welshmen walked off without any assistance and received a huge applause from the audience.

The incident comes just two days after Australian Francois Etoundi tore his bicep during a 77kg division lift on the way to earning himself a bronze medal.

Watch the shocking incident below.

The Aussie gained redemption after being sent home from the Glasgow Games four years ago after headbuttig a fellow weightlifter.

Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari won the Men's 94kg final successfully defending the title he won four years ago in Glasgow.

The 24-year-old became Papua New Guinea’s first ever two-time gold medallist, whilst also acting as the fifth ever Gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games.

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