Horror injury ends Andranik Karapetyan's Olympic dream

    Story highlights

    • Andranik Karapetyan suffers arm injury
    • Weightlifting champion unable to continue
    • Armenian attended to by medics
    • Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov wins 77kg title

    (CNN)Athletes often talk about breaking through the pain barrier -- but for one weightlifting star that simply was not an option.

    Armenia's Andranik Karapetyan was left in agony after suffering a horrific arm injury during his second lift at 195kg.
      Karapetyan, the 77kg European champion, attempted the lift before his elbow gave way and the weights crashed to the floor.
      For those on the sidelines, it was too painful to watch.