Germany’s Carolin Golubytskyi goes down with an injury in her round-of-16 women’s fencing match against Italy’s Elisa di Francisca on July 28, 2012. The Italian got the better of her German rival, defeating her 15-9. It got even better for di Francisca, who won gold after defeating her compatriot Arianna Errigo.
Olympic Injuries in Action: When Athletes Play Through Pain
From American Manteo Mitchell running with a broken leg to Germany's Matthias Steiner being felled by a falling weight, TIME looks at the Olympic competitors' most memorable injuries and mishaps.