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.
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.
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.