Beijing gold medallist Matthias Steiner was denied the chance to defend his crown after he was forced to withdraw following the most worrying injury seen on the weightlifting stage at these Games.
Making his second snatch attempt of 196kg, the German was unable to raise the weights fully and, falling back, could not help but drop the bar down on to his head and then shoulder.
Steiner managed to walk off stage unaided but forfeited his third attempt to receive treatment, and it was later announced he would not be able to continue and headed to hospital for a routine assessment.
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