Video: French gymnast suffers horrific leg break

Video: French gymnast suffers horrific leg break

Warning: The video above contains footage which may disturb some viewers.

Frenchman Samir Ait Said has suffered a gruesome leg injury during day one of gymnastics competition in Rio.

The 26-year-old was attempting to qualify for the vault when he somersaulted and landed awkwardly on his left leg which snapped and dangled in truly horrendous fashion.

Said was stretchered from the arena, offering the crowd a salute as they applauded him out of the arena.

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