VIDEO: Bodybuilder Sifiso Thabete breaks his neck, dies after failed back flip

VIDEO: Bodybuilder Sifiso Thabete breaks his neck, dies after failed back flip

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A South African body builder, Sifiso Thabete, has died after landing on his head in a botched backflip in front of his many excited fans who were cheering him on.

Sifiso Thabete

According to a The Sun UK report, Sifiso Thabete broke his neck after trying to perform the trick at a competition in South Africa on 5 August.

The over-75kg world champion had been playing to the crowd before a contest on Saturday.

Sifiso Thabete was filmed stepping onto the mat before gesturing to the crowd and launching himself into the air but he was unable to flip over and instead landed on his head in the horror footage being shared online.

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Mr Thabete’s funeral which held on Wednesday had fans saying he will always be missed.

 

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