British heptathlete refuses wheelchair to end her career injured


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British heptathlete refuses wheelchair to end her career injured

British athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson gave one more show of resilience in these Olympic Games, rising from an injury suffered during the heptathlon competition to finish, limping, the 200-meter race.

One of the favorites to take the gold medal in the competition, after achieving first place in the 2019 World Championships, Johnson-Thompson he suffered an apparent injury to his leg when he rounded the curve in the 200-meter race that makes up one of the seven races of the specialty.

After lying on the track, visibly sore, the medical assistants entered to attend to Johsnon-Thompson. However, and with a clear face of physical suffering, the British athlete got up to conclude the test, limping through the second half of the course.

Upon reaching the finish line, she was greeted with hugs from the other competitors.

On the competition leaderboard, Johnson-Thompson he fell to the last place in the competition, with just 2886 points, after adding just 748 in the 200 meter dash.

Previously, Johnson-Thompson she won first place in her heat in the 100 meter sprint, with a time of 13.27 seconds, and was third in her group in the high jump, with her best record of the season, 1.86 meters. Also, she ranked fifth in her group in the shot put, with 748 points thanks to a 13.31 shot.

Officially, his performance in the 200-meter dash was marked as a disqualification, despite the fact that he got up after the injury to complete the course of the track.

The bravery of Johnson-Thompson recalled what was achieved just a few days ago by the Dutch athlete Sifan hassan on the same track, when he fell by accident during one of the qualifying tests in the 1,500 meters, less than one turn to reach the finish line. Hassan she got up and managed to pass the rest of the contestants to conclude the heat in first place, unbelievably.


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