A South African bodybuilding champion died after attempting a backflip during a competition. He landed on his head and broke his neck.
Sifiso Lungelo Thabete remained motionless on the mat, and officials ran towards the former junior world champion on Saturday.
Muscle Evolution is a South African bodybuilding magazine.
“The bodybuilding community was shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the death of Sifiso Lungelo Thabete, a bodybuilder from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend,” it reported.
Lungelo-Thabete was a former IFBB Junior World Champion in the up to 75kg category. His death is a huge tragedy. See the video below.
WARNING: it contains graphic content.