Turkey’s Merve Aydin appears in evident pain after suffering an ankle injury in the women’s 800-m heats on Aug. 8, 2012. Showing her Olympic spirit, Aydin was determined to limp around the track and complete the race. Soon after, she had to be taken away in a wheelchair.
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.