The worst injuries in Olympic history

American diver Greg Louganis won gold on this day in 1988, a day after hitting his head on the diving board

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20/09/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Olympic games

Injuries are inherently part of sports. Competing at such a high level as the Olympics, athletes put themselves at risk of hurting themselves. Throughout the years, we've seen many athletes sustaining a number of injuries, ranging from mild ones such as sprained ankles, to more serious ones like broken limbs and brain injuries.

But not all are gruesome accounts of Olympic pain. Some of the stories you'll find in this gallery are, in fact, quite inspirational. Click on to learn more.

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