Qatar runner Noor Al-Malki

It was a heartbreaking scene on Friday for Qatar runner Noor Hussain Al-Malki, the first female athlete at the Olympics in her country's history. As a nervous Al-Malki pushed out of the starting blocks, she immediately clutched at her right leg, wincing in pain. After a couple of steps, she collapsed to the track and stayed there as her fellow competitors sprinted toward the finish line. More on this story from Martin Rogers

Olympics Day 7 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Noor Hussain Al-Malki of Qatar pulls up injured in the Women's 100m Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 7 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Noor Hussain Al-Malki of Qatar pulls up injured in the Women's 100m Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 7 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Noor Hussain Al-Malki of Qatar is wheeled away injured in the Women's 100m Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Qatar's Noor Hussain Al-Malki gets medic

Qatar's Noor Hussain Al-Malki gets medical assistance after suffering an injury during the women's 100m heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORINOLIVIER MORIN/AFP/GettyImages

Qatar's Noor Hussain Al-Malki leaves the

Qatar's Noor Hussain Al-Malki leaves the field on a wheelchair after suffering an injury in the women's 100m heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages

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