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.

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..

Mike Hodgkinson
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Link doesn’t work

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

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

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

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!???

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

Eryk Majda
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Alex Prajisteanu lol

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Michael Hairston Pnba Pro
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David Karchmer
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worst back flip ever.

Nathan Doughty
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Just saw the video of it

Joël Carlos Scheek
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Mike Nhari
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Jeff York
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Damn. He wasn’t even close.

Fayaz Sultan
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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 🙁

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

Rubén Hernandez
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Tichaona Joackim Mabheka
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RIP buddy

Garreth Dickson
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Russ Sherman take note

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

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Michael Hairston Pnba Pro sad brother

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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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