Sofiya Palkina of Russia competes in the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia
Photo: Patrick Smith
Photo: Patrick Smith

Video: Hammer throw attempt ends painfully for official

In a painful turn of events, a hammer throw attempt ended up hitting an official in the crotch.

According to London's Daily Mail, the incident, which was caught on video and shared by New Zealand Olympic champion Valerie Adams, shows an unnamed woman releasing the hammer too soon during a training session, resulting in a painful moment for the unsuspecting official standing nearby.

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The 8.82-pound hammer left the hammer thrower’s hand at a high speed and collided with the helpless official’s crotch.

The impact caused the official to double over in pain.

Since being posted two weeks ago, the video has been watched over 49,000 times and has over 500 comments.

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