Russian Powerlifter Fractures Both Knees, Snaps Quads During Squat Gone Wrong

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There’s a positive and a negative to what went down over the weekend at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation event near Moscow. I think we should get the negative out of the way first because it’s the elephant in the room. You’re about to watch this powerlifter, Alexander Sedykh, fracture both knees and snap both quads as this 800-pound squat doesn’t end well.

You’ve been warned. You guys are capable of making your own adult decisions as to hit play or not.

“The main thing is that I must lie motionless in bed for two months,” Sedykh said, according to Australia’s 7News. “Then I’ll be taught how to walk again. It’ll take time to recuperate. I’ve had my quadriceps resewn and my knees put back together.”

I’ll just be over here minding my business squating down pick up toys my kids have around the house. No need to blow out the knees or quads. Going to play it safe.

Now for the positive: Russia is back to having powerlifting events. It’s good to see athletics of all sorts getting back to normal. You know the world has turned a corner when we’re back to powerlifters snapping knees.

I don’t know what they’re feeding these at RAW Powerlifting but they’re horses:

Rauno Heinla 400kg x 6

Posted by WRPF – World RAW Powerlifting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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