Shocking moment bodybuilder breaks his neck and DIES in a freak accident as he does a back-flip to show off to crowds during his warm-up
A South African bodybuilding champion has died from horrific injuries after an attempted backflip during a competition went badly wrong.
Sifiso Lungelo Thabete broke his neck after landing on his head.
Worried officials raced toward the former junior world champion when he remained motionless on the mat on Saturday.
In a video posted online, the South African bodybuilder is seen entering a gymnasium and whipping up the watching crowd by flexing his muscles. The 23-year-old competitor, pictured, then runs on to a gym mat and jumps in the air to attempt the back flip.
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