Catch up: Here’s what happened at the Olympics on Wednesday


Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain sustains an injury in the women's heptathlon 200m event on August 4.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain sustains an injury in the women’s heptathlon 200m event on August 4. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the reigning heptathlon world champion, is out of medal contention after pulling up with an injury in her 200 meter race.

The Team GB athlete turned down the assistance of a wheelchair and got up to finish, but was disqualified for leaving her lane.

Johnson-Thompson had been a doubt to recover in time for Tokyo 2020 after rupturing her Achilles in December.

She had her lower leg heavily taped, but set a brilliant time in the 100 meter hurdles, the first event of the heptathlon.

Johnson-Thompson, center, competes in the women's heptathlon 100m hurdles on Wednesday.
Johnson-Thompson, center, competes in the women’s heptathlon 100m hurdles on Wednesday. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Johnson-Thompson subsequently struggled in the high jump, typically one of her stronger events, before setting a season’s best in the shot put.

However, the 28-year-old pulled up with a grimace just as she was completing the bend in the 200 meter race.

She was visibly distraught as she sat on the track and appeared in considerable pain, but she still hobbled over the line to cheers from the delegations in the stands.



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