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Oops: Sports Photographer Gets Hit by Shot Putter


Here’s a strange occupational hazard for certain sports photographers: getting hit by a shot putter. That’s what happened to one photographer at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Portland, Oregon.

Last Friday, American shot putter Kendell Williams accidentally hurled her 8.8 lb (4 kg) shot too far to the left, striking a crouching photographer who was shooting on one knee. The incident was caught on camera and described by commentators.

Thankfully, it appears that the photographer was okay after the scare. He’s lucky the shot didn’t break his gear or his bones.