A bodybuilder has died after landing on his head when a backflip he performed entering a competition arena went horrifically wrong. Sifiso Lungelo Thabete is seen in a video being introduced to the crowd before a contest and gees them up by waving his hands above his head. He walked out slowly towards the centre of the gymnasium before breaking into a trot at the event in South Africa. Thabete then begins a backflip but fails to rotate enough in the air and instead of landing on his feet, he lands on his neck.
After his name is called, Thabete walked out to the centre of the gymnasium and begins to perform backflip which went horrifically wrong.
Thabete then begins a backflip but fails to rotate enough in the air and instead of landing on his feet, he lands on his neck. Thabete, from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, lay motionless in agony his side before rolling onto his back. Several people coming to his aid after the initial shock of what happened left the audience stunned. The first man to attend to him lifted his legs up before several others joined in to help but Thabete died of his injuries.
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The bodybuilder landed on his neck after failing to rotate enough while in the air to complete the move.