23/07/2014 06:54 BST | Updated 23/07/2014 08:59 BST

From The Long Slump To The Pole Fault: 12 Epic Sporting Fails

You can't have success without also encountering failure - and that includes in the world of professional sport.

So to celebrate the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, UK Medals have compiled 12 of the most crash-bang-wallop sporting fails ever. Yes, here's what happens When Sport Goes Wrong...

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