Her painful exit follows South Korean Olympic weightlifter Jaehyouk Sa, who was forced to abandon his competition on Wednesday after his elbow snapped back while he was attempting a 162kg lift.
|Pinned: Egypt's Khalil Mahmoud Abir Abdelrahman is pinned to the ground by the 151kg weights after she fell during a lift in the 75 kilogram event.|
|Help: Abir Abdelrahman recieves treatment after officials rush to remove the bar, before she was helped out of the arena in a wheelchair|
Having seemingly steadied herself for the lift, Abdelrahman fell backward from a squat position and the bar struck her chest forcing her to fall to the ground. Medical teams came to her aid and after some time she was helped off the platform at the London ExCeL centre in a wheelchair.
It was her final attempt at the lift as she tried to keep up with eventual winner Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan, silver medalist Natalya Zabolotnaya of Russia and Belarussian Iryna Kulesha in third.
Earlier in the week there were similar weighlifting injury woes for the reigning champion in the men’s 77kg category Jaehyouk Sa.
|Injured: Jaehyouk Sa of South Korea fails to lift the Weight in the men's 77kg event during the London 2012 Olympic Games Weightlifting Competition on 01 August, 2012|
|Harmed: South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa injures and was taken to hospital during his second attempt at the snatch ended in disaster.|
The 27-year-old successfully lifted 158kg (348.33 lbs) but tried to push it up to 162kg (357.15 lbs) the second time round. But Sa encountered a problem halfway through the lift after he could not get out of the squatting position and his right arm buckled at the elbow.
After Sa pulled out of the competition, China’s Lu Xiaojun smashed two world records in the most emphatic victory yet in the weightlifting competition.
Story by David Baker, Daily Mail.