Viral | Tokyo 2020: UK athlete injured mid-race, denied medical aid and limped in the last row Katrina Johnson-Thompson | Athletics | Nanda Nanni | sports total
NS Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 He has left many inspiring moments that will be remembered with time. Beyond the medals and records achieved, examples of wrestling won the hearts of many fans, such as the British athlete Katrina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon event.
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Johnson-Thompson was one of the top medalists in the women’s heptathlon. However, the 28-year-old athlete from Britain suffered a torn Achilles tendon Right when she was running the 200m dash (one of the 7 disciplines that make up the sport) she was leading the race.
In the second series of the 200 metres, a Liverpool athlete was facing the curve of the stadium when she noticed that something was not quite right. He grabbed his right leg with remarkable gestures of pain and She fell to the ground, falling from being injured.
Unable to walk, medical aid arrived immediately to take care of him, including a wheelchair. But he refused help and Out of anger, he got up and started walking with a limp until he begins to support his battered leg to go across the finish line.
Upon arrival, he was hugged by another contestant and won the accolades of his opponents and those present. Johnson-Thompson’s World Champion in Doha 2019 and runner-up at the 2018 Berlin European Championship. Unfortunately, this time she will not be on the podium, but she showed her passion for athletics.
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