A sad way to end your Olympic debut: Canada’s Elsabeth Black twisted her ankle on her first attempt in the vault final at the London Olympics — and the pain forced her to withdraw from her second attempt — but it could not force her to be wheeled off the floor.
“No,” she said. “I don’t want a wheelchair.”
She limped off the floor with a suspected sprain, to end an Olympic debut still filled with more ecstasy than agony.
Days after making history by helping Canada reach an Olympic team final for the first time - where it exceeded all expectation with a fifth-place finish - Black and teammate Brittany Rogers finished last and second-last, respectively, on Sunday.