French gymnast who broke his leg dropped on stretcher on the way into the ambulance

The 26-year-old suffered the same injury in the build-up to the Olympics four years ago

Samir Ait Said suffered a horrendous leg break yesterday.

It appeared, at the time, that it could not get much worse for the French gymnast but that was before what came next. As he was being carried off, he was dropped by inept paramedics in what must have been excruciating pain as he was being bundled into the ambulance.

In what is another heartbreaking twist to an already sad story, the 26-year-old suffered the same injury in the build-up to the Olympics four years ago.