South African bodybuilder dies in weird collision after back-flip try goes awry

Up-and-coming South African bodybuilder Sifiso Lungelo Thabathe looked to have a splendid destiny forward of him. He was already a champion during age 23, carrying won a prestigious youth championship in Johannesburg final month. His earnest career was cut tragically short, however, after a weird collision during a foe over a weekend resulted in his death.

The collision occurred on Saturday in his home city of Umlazi, only south of a coastal city of Durban. Thabathe was being introduced to a throng and creation his approach to a core of a gymnasium, where he attempted to govern a back-flip, that Body Building South Africa arch Wayne Price told South Africa’s News24 was Thabathe’s “signature” move.

Thabathe attempted to wow a throng on Saturday with that move, that he had executed exquisitely in Jul when he won a under-23, over-75 kilogram multiplication during a Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix. (Thabathe, who is announced by a wrong name, starts his particular slight around 8 mins into a video below.)

Juniors U23 – Over 75Kg’s

Juniors U23 – Over 75Kg’s

Posted by Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017

Video of a occurrence from Saturday, however, shows a most some-more distressing scene. As Thabathe walks to a core of a gymnasium dressed in a black Speedo and ankle socks, a speaker lauds him as a “world champion” as a throng starts to hearten and applaud.

At that point, Thabathe thrusts his physique into a atmosphere to start his back-flip, though he fails to make a full rotation. Instead, he lands on a behind of his neck, that sends him bouncing onto his side, where he remained quiescent as dual trainers came to his aid.

“He was rushed to a sanatorium where he died on arrival,” KwaZulu-Natal military mouthpiece Col. Thembeka Mbhele told News24.

It’s believed that Thabathe pennyless his neck.

“We suspect, since he was wearing hosiery this time, that he slipped or didn’t get adequate movement and landed horribly on his head,” Price said.

Price combined he hopes people consider twice before pity video of a accident, that amicable media networks seem to be operative tough to undo as people keep reposting it. Price described Thabathe’s family as “very upset” over a recirculation.

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