A shocked athletics judge clutches her leg in agony — moments after a flying javelin veered off course and pierced her foot.
Horrified crowds gasped as the spear sailed through the air and impaled unsuspecting Lia Lourenco.
Millions more saw the incident on national television while watching a warm-up session at the Trophy Brazil Athletics Championships in Sao Paolo on Sunday.
Miss Lourenco was rushed to hospital with the 7ft javelin still attached. But she was recovering last night after a successful op to remove it.