After he was brought to the hospital he felt much worse and eventually died. He suffered from broken ribs and torn diaphragm.
The 34 year old Russian power lifter was trying to lift 185kg. He had two spotters, one on each side but for whatever reason the spotters were not paying too much attention. His instructor and his fellow power lifters did not know what to do and their first reaction was: “Quick, give him water”. But there is no one to blame. Spotting is the key and most important function that takes place in order to have both a successful and safe competition. Although the spotters failed to catch the weight on time it’s not their fault.
The video below shows the entire event. But be careful, as it might shock you. The man died later at a nearby trauma center.