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Heartbreak for GB’s Jessie Knight as she crashes into first hurdle in 400m heat

Heartbreak for GB’s Jessie Knight as she crashes into first hurdle in 400m heat
There was heartbreak for Great Britain’s Jessie Knight as she crashed into the first hurdle in her 400m hurdles heat at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.

There was heartbreak for Grande Bretagne’s Jessie Knight as she crashed into the first hurdle in her 400m hurdles heat at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.

Knight, 27, appeared to trip before she made it to the first hurdle in her race and ended up tumbling into it and was left sprawled on the floor.

It was a devastating moment for the athlete, who was also one of the six British athletes forced to isolate in Tokyo after coming into close contact with a passenger on her flight to Japon.

Knight will get a chance to run again in the 4x400m relay later in the games, but her individual medal quest lasted only seconds.

She appeared distraught after picking her self up off the track, and covered her face with her hands as the tears seemed to flow.

Knight has temporarily given up her job as a primary school teacher in Surrey to prepare for the Olympics.