Tokyo Olympics: Team GB's Jessie Knight left in tears as she crashes into the first hurdle


Team GB’s Jessie Knight left in tears as she crashes into the first hurdle during 400m heat with her nightmare Olympics continuing

Team GB’s Jessie Knight endured heartbreak at the Olympics as she crashed into the first hurdle during her 400m heat.

After an initial false start, the 27-year-old tripped as she approached the hurdle and ended up stumbling into it.

Following the race Knight was left in tears and didn’t want to discuss the incident. 

Team GB's Jessie Knight was left in tears after crashing into the first hurdle in her 400m heat

Team GB’s Jessie Knight was left in tears after crashing into the first hurdle in her 400m heat

Knight looked distraught as she watched the other competitors push on.

It has been a nightmare Olympics so far for Knight, who had to isolate upon arrival in Tokyo after a person on her flight tested positive.

Knight looked distraught as she watched the other competitors in the race push on

Knight looked distraught as she watched the other competitors in the race push on

It has been a nightmare Olympics so far for Knight, who had to isolate after arriving in Tokyo

It has been a nightmare Olympics so far for Knight, who had to isolate after arriving in Tokyo

That proved to be heavily disruptive with regards to her preparation. 

She gave up her job as a primary school teacher in order to pursue her dream of Olympic glory on a full-time basis.

Sydney McLaughlin of Australia finished first with a time of 54.65 seconds. Gianna Woodruff (Panama), Sara Slott Petersen (Denmark) and Thi Lan Quach (Vietnam) also progressed. 

Knight still has a chance of glory in the 4×400 metre relay. 

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