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Can You Remember How These Shocking Olympic Moments Finished?

It's not like this is all they had been building up to for the past four years!

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  1. Derek Redmond was competing for Great Britain in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Mid-sprint he pulls his hamstring, but how does his race finish?

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    He dropped to the floor and crawled on his knees to the finish line.
    A French athlete stopped to make sure he was ok, forfeiting his chance of a medal.
    His father got onto the track and carried him to the finish line.
    His leg tripped the fellow athletes leaving only one athlete standing to run for the gold.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    His father Jim go onto the track to help his son finish to a standing ovation by the 65,000 spectators.

    His father Jim go onto the track to help his son finish to a standing ovation by the 65,000 spectators.
    Via Yahoo
  2. American-Russian gymnast Nastia Liukin was the gold medalist for the individual all-around in Beijing, but what happened during her 2012 uneven bar performance?

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    Her coach, supporting her in case she fell, stood too close and she kicked him in the face.
    Her leotard ripped, causing the athlete to dismount and begin her routine again after changing.
    Whilst spinning on the top bar the force she put on the bar caused it to snap in half.
    During a flight element on the top bar she missed the bar and landed flat on her face on the mat.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Liukin couldn't catch the top bar meaning she crashed onto the mat face-first and crashed out of the competition.

    Liukin couldn't catch the top bar meaning she crashed onto the mat face-first and crashed out of the competition.
    Via US Magazine
  3. Having earned the gold medal at the 2013 European Championship in Moscow on Rings, what happened to Samir Aït Saïd's vault attempt in Rio?

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    He landed badly causing his leg to snap below his knee.
    He missed the horse causing him to leap frog onto the mat.
    The lights in the stadium turned off during his vault causing no one to see him land.
    As he ran and hit the horse his shoulder became dislocated and he collapsed onto the mat.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Samir Aït Saïd famously snapped his leg during his Rio 2016 vault, he has recovered and is now walking!

    Samir Aït Saïd famously snapped his leg during his Rio 2016 vault, he has recovered and is now walking!
    Via Stuff
  4. During the Seoul 1988 opening ceremony hundreds of white doves were released during the ceremony, but what happened next?

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    The doves flew around the stadium for the rest of the ceremony excreting on the athletes.
    The birds started to attack the Olympic flag ripping it in half.
    A few doves made a home in the stadium and flew round during the events over the following two weeks.
    The birds landed on the Olympic cauldron as it was ignited causing them to fry in the process.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was a sad end for some of those doves and no doves have been used in opening ceremonies since!

    It was a sad end for some of those doves and no doves have been used in opening ceremonies since!
    Via Blogspot
  5. In Beijing 2008 this Taekwondo 80+kg match between Angel Matos (red) and Arman Chilmanov (blue) ended in an unusual way, can you remember why?

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    Both athletes, locked in head holds, knocked each other out at the same time.
    Chilmanov tripped on the mat allowing Matos to easily pin him and win the match.
    Disappointed with a decision Matos kicked the referee in the face causing him to receive a lifelong ban in the sport.
    Chilmanov and Matos both failed to score any points even after being given extra time, neither were awarded the bronze medal.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Matos failed to return to the ring after an injury within his allocated time, he forfeited the match and kicked referee Chakir Chelbat in the face in anger.

    Matos failed to return to the ring after an injury within his allocated time, he forfeited the match and kicked referee Chakir Chelbat in the face in anger.
    Via The Guardian
  6. German diver Stephan Feck became an internet sensation after what happened at the London 2012 games?

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    He pulled his knee too close to his face knocking himself unconscious before he hit the water.
    He failed to time his twists managing to land flat on his back.
    He accidentally pulled his trunks down exposing himself to the entire crowd.
    He slipped on the diving board causing him to belly flop into the water.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The german landed flat on his back ending up in last place.

    The german landed flat on his back ending up in last place.
    Via BBC
  7. Lázaro Borges from Cuba was nicknamed 'the King' of pole vault but what happened to him in London in 2012?

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    He left the stadium without realising he had won the bronze medal and missed the medal ceremony.
    He celebrated breaking the world record having not realised he has knocked the bar down.
    He did a run up but missed the box causing him to slide onto the mat face first.
    He planted his pole in the box but as he swung up his pole snapped into three pieces.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Unlucky for 'the King', his pole did snap into three pieces taking him out of medal contention.

    Unlucky for 'the King', his pole did snap into three pieces taking him out of medal contention.
    Via Youtube
  8. Weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan had an unlucky break during his attempt to lift 195kg in Rio, but what happened?

    Dailymail
    The weights were not secured properly to the bar meaning they all slid off onto Karapetyan's foot.
    He successfully lifted the bar but dropped the bar forward landing on his toes.
    As he lifted the bar he started to shift his weight to the right causing him to fall of the stage.
    The Armenian dislocated his shoulder as her tried to lift and jerk the 195kg.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Armenian did manage to lift the bar but as he brought it down he dislocated his shoulder.

    The Armenian did manage to lift the bar but as he brought it down he dislocated his shoulder.
    Via Mirror
  9. Back to diving and back to the 1988 games in Seoul, what made American diver Greg Louganis' Olympics so memorable?

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    On hitting the water his trunks flew off and he was forced to leave the pool naked.
    Louganis hit his head on the diving board as he performed his dive.
    He performed the wrong dive causing him to receive 0 points for his execution.
    He tripped on his walk up the stairs to the diving board, resulting in a broken leg.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Unfortunately for Greg Louganis he did hit his head on the diving board requiring stitches, he did go on to win 2 gold medals in Seoul though!

    Unfortunately for Greg Louganis he did hit his head on the diving board requiring stitches, he did go on to win 2 gold medals in Seoul though!
    Via The Guardian
  10. Another unfortunate event on the uneven bars, this time for Hungarian gymnast Adrienne Nyeste, but what made her 2000 performance unique in Sydney?

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    Her hair became undone during her routine and became tangled within the apparatus.
    She suffered a fall during her routine, hitting her head and laying motionless for 30 seconds.
    She refused to perform her routine due to being disappointed with her score she received for the previous apparatus.
    She forgot her routine half way through and simply repeated the first half again.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Hungarian did suffer a bad fall and laid motionless for 30 seconds, she did then get up from the fall uninjured!

    The Hungarian did suffer a bad fall and laid motionless for 30 seconds, she did then get up from the fall uninjured!
    Via Youtube
  11. Finally, during a group game for the women's football, what happened in the game between Colombia and North Korea which made the game so memorable?

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    The game ended in a draw, neither team scored during extra time and it took a total of 54 penalties to decide the game.
    A streaker stormed the pitch and interrupted the game for two minutes before he was caught by guards.
    The game was delayed an hour after the South Korea flag was displayed by accident.
    The Colombian team lost after having two goals cleared off the line and hitting the post three times.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A bit of a mess up by the organisers meant that the players came out to the wrong flag!

    A bit of a mess up by the organisers meant that the players came out to the wrong flag!
    Via BBC

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