Here’s a video that’s been making its way around all social media apps. Competitive bodybuilder Sifiso Lungelo Thabete’s lost his life Saturday after he tried to do a back flip during his muscle-showing routine. The 23 year old miscaculated the timing and landed the wrong way on his neck.
The video shows the entire incident. There’s even footage of Sifiso walking in hying the crowd up before he starts his performance. Before we show y’all the video, we must warn you that it may be a lil hard to watch.
But before we show you Thabete in action, here’s more info about that fateful deadly routine.
“A bodybuilder who initially was ridiculed after botching an attempted backflip at a competition reportedly has died because of injuries suffered in the stunt.
Sifiso Lungelo Thabete’s attempt to entertain the crowd as he entered the arena went horribly wrong when he didn’t rotate far enough and landed on his head, breaking his neck.
The incident was caught on camera and footage showed several people coming to his aid after the initial shock of what happened left the audience stunned.
Thabete — who hailed from South Africa — had been playing to the crowd before a contest over the weekend. He walked out slowly toward the center of the gymnasium before breaking into a trot and waving his arms, encouraging spectators to cheer him on.
He ran into the center of the mat and launched into the backflip before hitting his head. Thabete lay motionless on his side before rolling onto his back.
The first man to attend to him lifted his legs up before several others joined in to help.
South African bodybuilding magazine Muscle Evolution said the bodybuilding community was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Thabete’s death.
The magazine reports he was an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Junior World Champion in the up-to-165-pound category who recently won an event at the IFBB Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix in July.”
Here’s the video you guys. Remember. Viewer discretion is advised.
OMG! Hopefully he felt no pain in his final hours.
We are sending our heartfelt sincere thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Sifiso Thabete. May his soul rest in peace.