Katarina Johnson-Thompson Withdrew from the Olympic heptathlon with a calf injury that required her to pull up at the 200m distance.
The British world champion suffered a serious Achilles problem last year and has hardly competed this year. But new injuries are the issue.
She got up to finish the race. but was disqualified from the lane
Entering the 200m, the 28-year-old has moved two places to fifth after finishing 15th in shooting.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson takes off quickly but pulls up as she curves and enters the straight.
The Liverpudlian footballer who tightened his right calf during the match Covering her face with a hand as she writhed in pain on the track.
after refusing to let the wheelchair off the rail She picked herself up, staggered and trotted across the line.
It was the latest blow for Britain’s athletics team in Tokyo after sprinters Adam Gemili and Dina Asher-Smith both suffered serious injuries.
Denise Lewis, who won heptathlon gold for Britain at the 2000 Olympics, said she thought Thursday’s competition would be “Extremely stressful” on Johnson-Thompson
Johnson-Thompson is set to defend her world championship title in Oregon next year. Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the European Championships in Munich also take place.
“I think she has to stock up and protect herself. Not only physically but mentally as well,” added Lewis.