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Athletics: Heptathlete Johnson-Thompson limps out of Glasgow Games

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, favourite to win gold in the women's heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games, on Monday announced she was withdrawing after suffering a foot injury.

The 21-year-old Briton said: "I'm absolutely devastated that I'm not going to be able to compete at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

"I was so looking forward to competing in another home games and this time as one of the favourites."

The 2014 Games start in Glasgow on Wednesday.

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