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Belgian powerlifter sustains a horror damage after he collapses with 420 (!) kilograms on his shoulders | Sport

Met videoNasty photos. Belgian powerlifter Orhan Bilican (44) fell to his knees on the European championship in Denmark when he took 420 (!) kilograms on his shoulders. The Belgian, who suffered a horror damage, feels deserted by the federation. “I’ve to pay for my return to Belgium myself.”

Orhan Bilican is not any stranger to the world of powerlifting. Previously, he gained gold on the World Cup and European Championship, and he took a number of world information. However on the European championship in Thisted, Denmark, issues went fully improper. Bilican collapsed in the course of the Squat, when he took 420 kilograms on his shoulders.

,,With out that accident, I gave myself an 80% likelihood of profitable. However now each my knees are damaged,” he says. “My patellar tendons are torn, there may be additionally a tear within the quadriceps and there may be injury to the kneecap in my left leg. I want surgical procedure on each legs. I’ve six months of rehabilitation forward of me.”

Household and buddies on the go

Bilican is at the moment in a Danish hospital. “I’ve been left to my very own gadgets. My medical prices are coated, however I’ve to pay for my return to Belgium. The insurance coverage doesn’t intervene, as a result of I injured myself throughout competitors. And the VGPF, Flemish Weightlifters and Powerlifting Federation, knowledgeable me that repatriation was not included in my contract. I needed to pay an additional 4 or 5 euros for that… However I did not know that, similar to the opposite athletes.”

Orhan Bilican on the European Powerlifting Championships. © Orhan Bilican

Bilican is severely disillusioned. ,,I anticipated an effort from our federation, as a result of they understand how badly injured I’m. My family and friends suppose that is so unhealthy that they’re on their manner right here with 20 folks. They arrive to get me in a small truck, with a mattress in it. This fashion I can have already got surgical procedure on Thursday in Jette.”

The powerlifter realizes that his profession could also be over. Though he’s not at the moment engaged on that. “I give attention to my well being. Hopefully I’ll absolutely get well from this.”

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What’s Powerlifting?

Powerlifting is a power sport that focuses on three totally different health workouts. These are the Squat (bending the knees), Bench Press (bench press) and Deadlift (lifting a weight off the ground). Throughout official competitions you have got three possibilities to carry a weight. Bilican is at the moment competing within the heavyweight class, within the +120 kilograms class.

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