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Rio 2016 French Gymnast Suffers Brutal Leg Break

8/6/2016 1:52 PM PDT

Rio 2016: French Gymnast Suffers Brutal Leg Break

The fist day of the Rio Summer Olympics just got off to a REALLY tough start for a French gymnast.

Samir Ait Said severely injured his leg while vaulting during team preliminaries Saturday. Spectators say Samir landed awkwardly and the snap of his leg echoed through the arena.

The gymnast was taken out on a stretcher to a standing ovation.

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