Breaking News: Junior IFBB World Champ Dies After Botched Back Flip – Graphic Video

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Sifiso Lungelo Thabethe

Another sad new for the bodybuilding world. Sifiso Lungelo Thabethe a young South African bodybuilder and IFBB Junior World Champion suffered an unfortunate fate as he sustained a broken neck while attempting a back flip.

The incident took place this past Saturday during a local bodybuilding event in Thabethe’s hometown of Emlazi.

In a video that’s gone viral, bodybuilder Thabethe is seen entering a gymnasium and walking to a gym mat while whipping up the crowd to get them cheering.

The 23-year-old competitor then ran to the middle of the mat and jumped in the air to attempt the back flip.

But his body never gained enough momentum to rotate and Thabethe landed on the back of his head. His body then rolled over and the man laid motionless on the mat before several people rushed to help.

According to the U.K. Mirror,  Thabethe broke his neck and later died of his injuries.

Thabethe was an IFBB junior world champion in the up to 75kg category. He most recently won the IFBB Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix competition in July in the under-23, 75kg division.

According to Muscle Evolution magazine Thabethe “was described by many as a young man with a bright future”.

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Albert Alexander
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Why couldn’t he just accept victory and raise his hands like a true champ? Look what happens when you do crossfit stuff..a shame though.

Cory Schroeder
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It wasn’t at the show he competed in….READING is fundamental.

Jason Coleman
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Backflips are….gymnastics stuff ya knob head.

Albert Alexander
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Joke flew over your head, it’s alright.

Jason Coleman
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Jokes are funny bub, you failed.

Cory Schroeder
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Yea make jokes when a good man just died…👍🏻

Zuks Mhlekwa
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Idiots

Georgios Lykakis
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Would you joke the same if one of your family members had died, nope.. but now you dont care eh?

Gains of Iron/Motivational Fitness
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Lord bunch of sensitive wanks in here! Grow a pair, the man threw a joke towards crossfit ONLY. Idiots.

Teddy
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Wrong douchebag! A few comments above this one Jason Coleman refers to the man as a “knobhead!” for attempting “gymnastics stuff” just shows how ignorant you are. Read the comments properly & get your shit together! The poor kid died & you’re calling people names on here? Grow up! @Gains are of iron/motivational fitness

Jason Coleman
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Well….he tried to make a joke

Kurlan Clarence
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……

Darin James
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His joke was as sucessful as the backflip.

Eric Winters
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it sure is sad that people make jokes about someone else dieing…..you all are some terrible people

Patrick John McIntyre
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How’s it crossfit? He did a fucking backflip?

Cory Schroeder
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Gains of Iron/Motivational Fitness you are a fucking douchebag bag. “Motivational” yet finding any joke in a man who just died, especially a fellow bodybuilder….yea, you are the “wank”.

Gains of Iron/Motivational Fitness
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Oh cry me a fuckin river you cock jocky. You sensitive ass. The joke wasn’t directed directly to the fella that died.

Ardie
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Just as much fail in the flip as there was in the joke. R.I.P flip’n’joke

Anthony Thomas
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A dude just fucking died why does everyone have to heartless, he’s another human just like us .

Emilio Anthony Sinapi
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Id rather make fun of a grown man who can’t fucking spell… its “DYING”.

Drè Pidakkos
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Cory Schroeder they have no clue of the level of disrespect they are showing.

SifiSomnandi Thabeldinho
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Tisetso Nete Lindani Mbuli

Esko Silva
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Dam it shit fuck

Arnold Baatliwalla
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Isn’t that how big ramy got injured

Martinez Ben
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Michael Baeza

Chris Wightman
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Looks like your website can’t handle the traffic.

Jason Thompson
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Such a shame, really good guy & it’s a pity things turned out the way they did. We gonna miss u in the gym big guy. RIP sfiso

Jason Batteson
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terribly sad…Thoughts are with his family.

Matthew Setters
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Amber Renae Peck Tim Wynn

Rob Bahret Jr.
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Thats a horrible way to go out..

Jesse Moyer
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It’s definitely sad! Just goes to show that ANYTHING can take you out.

Charles Kapesa
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RIP but how can muscle man do acrobatics and summersaults look at his muscle . That’s double coincidence of wants

Christopher Reynolds
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Winklaar does it pretty often. Its far from impossible.

Anthony Byron
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not ideal with so much weight though as we see

Armand Smith
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The backflip is considered his signature move, he’s completed many.

Al K. Dumas
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I was thinking the same thing.

Adam Rives
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That was terrible form for a guy who has did a backflip multiple times.

Martin Thompson
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Adam Rives he clearly lost some grip on his feet as he jumped

Mange B Olsson
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Sam Valashjardi Chris St Daniel Andersson Shiiet, han dog

Sam Valashjardi
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Neeeeeeeiiiiiiiiii driv inte?

Mange B Olsson
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Black man down

Daniel Andersson
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Chris St
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Wtf, det var ju samuele som var taggad på gbg

Abe Martin
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Wow RIP young man

Mike James Compton
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I can’t support drug use in those under 25 years old .. sorry for loss

Matt Gentry
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What does this have to do with drug use? What an ignorant comment.

Seana Moayer
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hes mad cause he looks like fuckign shit

Seana Moayer
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and he also sucked rich pianas dick

Hasan Yürekli
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Bro have you read this ?

Christopher Reynolds
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Nobody asked for your support, but this young man just passed away dipshit

Ethan Brandt
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Stupid comment, brother.

Johnathan Reed
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You stupid prick…whats that got to do with this. Shut your dumb mouth dick head.

Jim Johnson
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I can’t look at a mother fucker w respect who wears board shorts cuz his wheels are starving. Stfu idiot

Lee Chunk Nightingale
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Stupid twig like prick.

Xander O'neil
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Fucking loser. How is that even a variable in the conversation about this athlete’s death?
OP is obviously natty, and mad he can’t win against true athletes

Mike Reuter
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What have this too do with his dead ??? Stupid asshole maybe you shoot use then you look like a man and not like a woman who have anorexia

Glenn Ferguson
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Wata bullshit fucking comment!! From a competitor aswel…so fucking narrow minded!

Tony Ward
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Skinny cunt

Christian Abreu
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Arnold began juicing in his teens you fool. literally every Bodybuilder from the golden area Juiced. It’s a common and pretty much almost accepted thing now despite it being bad. Welcome to fitness. Enjoy your stay

Claudia Ferucci
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What are you talking about, drug use? I hope you don’t slip and hit your head. Schmuck.

Nick Boutros
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Literally has nothing to do with his death, quit being a coward

Michael James
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He did a backflip you fucking cockhead.

Andrew Garvie
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Dumb cunt

Jo Allen Escartin
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read first dumbass.

Filip Bozic
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And i can’t support guys looking like my grandma on BB competitions😉

Mike James Compton
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Easy now I know reason for his death no related to drugs first thing I saw when I saw picture was a kid yes a kid a child and clearly on drugs his choice yes but your natural level not even peaked yet all I’m saying if your gunna use wait tell at least mid 20’s that’s all it sad he went sad anytime someone passes. And il pray for the family 😞 but as far as drug use in sport goes I still to what I believe on the matter.

Tim Epperson
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A guy that doesn’t support drug use but has a Facebook background shaking hands with Ronnie Coleman that takes steroids. Makes a lot of sense. Steroids is the stupidest go to to excuse when it comes to bodybuilding. Drugs or not you still have to put in the work. Don’t hate on the ones that go that extra step that you don’t want to.

Hammer Von Whillem Cnutsmasher
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Honestly who are you to judge what another does with there body? Why get so high and mighty about it, why be so bothered if others chose to do the drugs needed to win, in the end of they day your a hypocrite in a lot of ways seeing as your getting pictures with tony Coleman who juiced before he was 25 did you tell him the same thing you don’t respect him for it? Same with rich, did you tell him you don’t respect him for juicing at a young age? No, probably not, you probably sucked up to… Read more »
James Lamb
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I was going to squash you but…. Hammer Von Whillem Cnutsmasher already did..

Alex Hansen
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Even though your profile pic is of you shaking hands with a goofy school girl grin on your face with a dude that started PED’s back in his teens lol but ya keep on rebelling against it.

Shawn Reichert
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Tim Epperson Ronnie Coleman takes steroids?!?!

Andy McKenzie
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At least he had legs

Mauricio Mo Moreira
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Shut your dick holster

Tim Epperson
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Shawn Reichert all natty man. Just tons of protein and creative lol

Todd B. Fout
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Yes, of course it was juice and not the bad flip

Nick Boutros
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Mike James Compton I think you’re jealous of him being twice your size and years younger than you

Nick Boutros
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Tim Epperson Dat der Cell Tech!!

Todd B. Fout
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Im on TRT, because I have hypogonadism. I suppose I juice too lol

Melissa Dépatie
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Useless comment… but I guess you already figured that out.

Mark Taylor
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Greg Taylor saw this before. Why. Why. Why. ‍♂️

Ross Batten
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Video is on YouTube

Billy E Young
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Matt Ryan yo he really died bro!???

Luis LuMax Gonzalez
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He attempted a black flip and landed right on his neck. Spine snapped in half

Billy E Young
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Wtf that sucks smh rip to him…

Vincent Hunter
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Not really breaking news when it happened 7days ago

Eryk Majda
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Igor Majda

Joost Puls
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Dave Schilder Jimi Duiveman

Martin Peters
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James Truran

Vlad Ciuchie
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Alex Prajisteanu lol

Michael Hairston Pnba Pro
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Andrew Dean

Brett Baty
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Ernest Smith

David Karchmer
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worst back flip ever.

Eric Winters
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douche bag

Carl Black
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I heard someone in the crowd say ohh hell no lol

David Mcsherry
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Hahaha

Kayla Kennedy
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lol chill

Nathan Doughty
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Just saw the video of it

John Karachristos
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link? cannot open this one

Nathan Doughty
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I wouldn’t link the site i saw it on lol

Khetha Lase Mthembu
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So why u fuckin laughing?

Craig Brajkovich
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Rick Garcia holy crap trying to get people to laugh but turns out so horrible

Ross Brook
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Sam EadesEades Daniel Thomas John Beesley Darren Stott Yan Pavlovic

Joël Carlos Scheek
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Pito Ketjap Louisa

Mike Nhari
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Richard Sauta

Andy Malott
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Patrick Berg Jeff Hobbs

Patrick Berg
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Backflipping at heavy weights is no joking matter.

Andy Malott
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Patrick Berg the video is gnarly

Mantas Karalius
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Mantas Daud

Mantas Daud
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Jeff York
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Damn. He wasn’t even close.

Fayaz Sultan
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Wais Zamani

Seth Coker
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When did the ifbb have a junior division isn’t npc

Farid Rottigni
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Jorge Antonio 🙁

Jorge Antonio
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Mames

Seth Coker
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I am sorry for the loss I was just asking

Rubén Hernandez
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Gyp Gil

Gyp Gil
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Crazy bro. No crazy stunts during performance.

Richard Faithfull
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John Parsons

Tichaona Joackim Mabheka
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RIP buddy

Garreth Dickson
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Russ Sherman take note

Saurabh Narvekar
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Thejas Rathan

Thejas Rathan
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Y?

Saurabh Narvekar
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Keep flipping man

Thejas Rathan
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I stopped long back

Mosond Simpson
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Kam Gallman Daryl Carter Jordan G Stevens Pauly Miquel – crazy yo!

Daryl Carter
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Yeah, that was the worst back flip attempt I’d had ever seen. Didn’t know he died from it.

Andrew Gene Richards
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Michael Hairston Pnba Pro sad brother

Alexjus Tagliaferri
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Mirko Pietra Salvatore Iadicola

James Mac Liam
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Declan Calvey wtff

Kyle Coleman
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Poor fucking guy… Poor family. God have mercy on us all.

Zeke Narise
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That was saddening

Shane Aldrete
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Wait what

Sean Ballard
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Isn’t that crazy! It looked like it hurt in the video, I would have never guessed he would die from that though.

Jeff Smith
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Forgot to train his neck

Nita Sheila Daligdig-Honzik
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Nick Honzik

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