Caídas y momentos dolorosos en Londres '12

A veces tantos años de entrenamiento se pueden ver truncados en un momento de desconcentración, un segundo de mala suerte, un exceso de emoción o una falta de cálculo. A continuación, un vistazo a situaciones inesperadas que causan dolor tanto físico como mental que se interponen en el camino de los atletas a los podios de Londres 2012.

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Germany's Markus Steuerwald falls during a play during their men's Group B volleyball match against the U.S. at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Brazil's Neymar(L) reacts to falling with Belarus' Igor Kuzmenok during their men's Group C football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford in Manchester July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER SPORT OLYMPICS)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

La futbolista estadounidense Abby Wambach permanece en el cÈsped despuÈs de haber sufrido una falta de la colombiana Lady Andrade durante el partido entre ambos equipos del Grupo G en los Juegos OlÌmpicos de Londres 2012, el s·bado 28 de julio de 2012, en el estadio Hampden Park en Glasgow, Escocia. Wambach dijo que fue vÌctima de una alevosa agresiÛn de Andrade durante la victoria 3-0 de su equipo y pidiÛ sanciones para la sudamericana. (Foto AP/Chris Clark)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Spain's Pablo Amat (L) and Pakistan's Muhammad Irfan fall during their men's Group A hockey match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park in London July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FIELD HOCKEY)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Jul 30, 2012; Greenwich, United Kingdom; Clayton Fredericks (AUS) riding Bendigo falls at the 20th fence in the individual cross country competition during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

A judge watches as Kohei Uchimura of Japan falls off the pommel horse during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Japan's Sayaka Sato falls during play against Britain's Susan Egelstaff during their women's singles group play stage Group H badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BADMINTON SPORT OLYMPICS)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

HAL03a. LONDRES (REINO UNIDO), 31/07/2012.- La kazaja Maiya Maneza compite en la prueba de halterofilia 63kgs de los Juegos OlÌmpicos de Londres 2012, en Londres, Inglaterra, hoy, martes, 31 de julio de 2012. EFE/NEIL MUNNS

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Philipp Boy of Germany falls off the horizontal bar in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Taiwan's Hsiao Mei Yu (58), South Korea's Na Ah-reum (54), Brazil's Fernanda da Silva Souza (40) and Venezuela's Danielys Garcia (47) try to recover from a crash during the Women's Road Race Road Cycling Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini - IOPP Pool Getty Images)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Rattikan Gulnoi of Thailand falls while competing in the Women's 58kg Weightlifting on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Elaine Pen, of the Netherlands, falls off her horse Vira, resulting in a disqualification while competing in the equestrian eventing cross country phase at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Japanese gymnast Koji Yamamuro fails his vault jump during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

U.S. gymnast Samuel Mikulak falls during a performance on the horizontal bar at the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Dominican Republic's gymnast Yamilet Pena Abreu falls as she lands from the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Yoshiaki Oiwa of Japan riding Noonday de Conde falls during competition in the equestrian eventing cross-country stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Serena Williams of the United States cannot return the ball as she slips on the grass against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during a first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia slips on the grass as he plays Fabio Fognini at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012. The match was interrupted for several hours by rain. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

U.S. gymnast Jacob Dalton performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Lina Marcela Rivas of Colombia falls while competing during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

U.S. gymnast John Orozco botches his dismount on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Egypt's gymnast Sherine Ahmed Elzeiny is carried by her coach after she sustained an injury during the Artistic Gymnastic women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France grimaces after falling on the grass during his match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Momentos de dolor en Londres 2012

Lina Marcela Rivas of Colombia falls while competing during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)