OMG: Horrible Video of CrossFit Athlete Paralyzed After His Spine is Severed by Barbell

Published on January 17, 2014

A Colorado CrossFit athlete was performing a routine powerlift during a competition in Southern California over the weekend when he suffered a critical injury to his spine, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

Tragedy struck Sunday while Kevin Ogar, a coach at a CrossFit gym in Denver, was performing a ‘snatch’ – a staple move in the sport that combines weightlifting, gymnastics and sprinting.

According to published reports, the 6 foot 1, 210-pound Ogar lifted a heavy dumbbell to his waist  and then over his head, but couldn’t hold it, letting the heavy bar plummet to the floor behind him.

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