S92.406A: Nondisplaced fracture of unspecified fracture of unspecified great toe
Unless you’re Raven Saunders, aka The Hulk, doing several spins leading up to your shot put toss puts you at risk of this injury. Luckily, Raven has this event covered, so you won’t have to sub in and risk fracturing your toe if you miss the mark.
S43.306A: Dislocation of unspecified parts of unspecified shoulder girdle
When Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and Muta Essa Barshim of Qatar chose to share the gold medal for the high jump, their celebratory jumps and hugs were almost as legendary as their tie. Luckily, they didn’t go too over the top and injure their shoulders with all the enthusiasm.
T25.029A: Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified foot, initial encounter
You know what they say: if you can’t stand the hot sand, get off the beach volleyball court. Or, at least that’s what they could have said when the sand was so hot during the Tokyo Olympics that the sand had to be hosed down for players to stand on it safely.
L55.9: Sunburn, unspecified
With the 2020 Olympic Games taking place during a heatwave, we hope all athletes remembered to pack sunscreen – competing with a sunburn sounds less than ideal.
R41.0: Disorientation, unspecified
This year, many non-gymnasts worldwide learned about the terrifying phenomenon known as the twisties – when a gymnast has a mind-body disconnect that disrupts their spatial awareness – endangering their performance and, most importantly, their safety.