Noor Al-Malki pictured after failing to finish her 100m heat
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Injury hits Qatari female sprinter Noor Al-Malki

An historic run for Qatar's first female Olympic track athlete, Noor Al-Malki, has been ended by injury.

The 17-year-old failed to finish her 100m heat after appearing to pull a hamstring as she came out of the blocks at London's Olympic stadium.

Al-Malki, dressed in a maroon running suit and cap, limped off the track with the help of officials after bursting into tears.

She is one of four females to be are competing for Qatar in London.

  • 16 Jan 2013