Weightlifter Avoids Disaster After Fainting At Pan Am Games

There was a scary moment at the games for a Venezuelan weightlifter. Genesis Rodriguez Gomez was attempting a 106-kilogram clean and jerk when she fainted and lost control of the weight. weightlifter2 Fortunately, she fell in such a way that the weight didn't land on top of her! weightlifter3 Don't worry, this story has a happy ending. Like a true sporting champ, Gomez got back in there! After another try at the same weight, she made it! On her third lift, she even upped the weight to 109kgs. She made that lift successfully and walked away with a silver medal. Amazing story! At least Gomez made it interesting! But isn't that the true spirit of amateur sport? Get knocked down, get back up and push until you make it? Incredible. h/t: YAHOO! Sports Canada Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_99757" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat snapcode @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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