Junior IFBB World Champ Dies After Botched Back Flip !!
Another sad new for the bodybuilding world. Sifiso Lungelo Thabethe a young South African bodybuilder and IFBB Junior World Champion suffered an unfortunate fate as he sustained a broken neck while attempting a back flip.
The 23-year-old competitor then ran to the middle of the mat and jumped in the air to attempt the back flip.
But his body never gained enough momentum to rotate and Thabethe landed on the back of his head. His body then rolled over and the man laid motionless on the mat before several people rushed to help.
Durban bodybuilder dies tragically after attempting ‘signature backflip’ – A junior world champion bodybuilder from Umlazi, south of Durban, who had “a bright future ahead of him”, died a tragic death during a bodybuilding event in his hometown, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.
Sifiso Lungelo Thabethe, 23, died on arrival in hospital on Saturday, August 5, after falling during the event at a community hall in D section, Umlazi.
In a video taken at the event, Thabethe can be seen flexing his muscles while the announcer tells the crowd about his achievements.
WARNING: Graphic video
A little reminder… Your Brain has no muscles to protect it.. Keep your head safe all the time. Avoid getting hit on your thinking machine pic.twitter.com/LT1BKXILMr
— Renzo_Gracie_BJJ (@RenzoGracieBJJ) August 9, 2017