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South African bodybuilder dies tragically after attempting signature back flip - breaks his neck (video)

In a tragic accident, a South African body builder died at a young age of 23 after attempting his signature back flip.   In a video that caught the tragic incident, Sifiso Lungelo Thabete, a former IFBB Junior World Champion in the up to 75 kg category, walks towards the centre of the mat at a bodybuilding competition held on August 5 as his name is announced.

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In a tragic accident, a South African body builder died at a young age of 23 after attempting his signature back flip. 

In a video that caught the tragic incident, Sifiso Lungelo Thabete, a former IFBB Junior World Champion in the up to 75 kg category, walks towards the centre of the mat at a bodybuilding competition held on August 5 as his name is announced.

He then attempts his signature backflip but loses his grip and falls to the ground breaking his neck. Officials then rush towards him as he stays motionless. 

Body Building South Africa (BBSA) national executive president, Wayne Price, said because he was wearing socks, he slipped or didn’t get enough momentum and landed horribly on his head. 

The tragic death has shocked everyone and people around the globe are sending their condolences. 

South African bodybuilder dies during back flip (video)

 

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