The Olympic dream of West Australian pole vaulter Liz Parnov is over after she fractured her tibia during a training session on Friday morning.
Parnov was seen in tears as an ambulance was called to the WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) headquarters where she sustained the injury during a training session.
Her father and coach Alex, and sister and fellow pole vaulter Vicky were by her side as she was placed into the ambulance.
On Friday evening WAIS said the 21-year-old had fractured her tibia, and would require surgery, followed by a lengthy rehabilitation process.
The 21-year-old made her Olympic debut in London in 2012 and was hopeful of qualifying for Rio having taken out the title at last week’s Australian Championships.
She brought home a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.