Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili suffered more Olympic misery when he walked his 200 metres heat as Team GB’s nightmare on the track continued.

The 27-year-old had his right thigh heavily strapped and pulled up immediately in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

He tore his hamstring in his last blocks session before final call to add to Team GB’s problems and finished in one minute 58.58 seconds after his lonely trudge to the line.

“The last run, literally the last run before I came into the call room, the last blocks start and I felt it go,” he said.

“It’s my hamstring. I had to try but I’m in so much pain right now – I said to my physio, just strap it up and let me at least try to push out but I can tell straight away.

“You don’t just cramp up when you sprint, it was a tear. I can’t believe this has happened.”

Team GB are yet to win a medal in the Olympic Stadium after Zharnel Hughes false-started in the 100m final with Reece Prescod also disqualified in the semi-finals.

Dina Asher-Smith suffered a serious hamstring injury last month and pulled out of the 200m after failing to reach the 100m final while Katarina Johnson-Thompson comes into the heptathlon on Wednesday after rupturing her Achilles in December.

Gemili finished fourth by one thousandth of a second in the final in Rio five years ago and also came fourth at the World Championships in 2019.

Both Gemili and Asher-Smith trained with with Bromley and Blackheath Harriers.

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