Olivia Attwood breaks down as she struggles with the javelin event


Olivia Attwood broke down in tears as she struggled to get to grips with the javelin event during Wednesday’s episode of The Games on ITV.

The Love Island star, 31, couldn’t hold back her emotions in training as she told how the competition was an ‘exposing experience’ – before overcoming her demons and throwing a personal best live on the night at the Crystal Palace athletics centre. 

Elsewhere on the latest episode of the show, fellow Love Island alum Wes Nelson, 24, won the 110m hurdles race, finishing way ahead of his fellow competitors.

Upset: Olivia Attwood broke down in tears as she struggled to get to grips with the javelin event during Wednesday's episode of The Games on ITV

Upset: Olivia Attwood broke down in tears as she struggled to get to grips with the javelin event during Wednesday’s episode of The Games on ITV

Ahead of the women’s javelin Olivia looked tense as she trained with the other women and stormed out of practice.

With tears in her eyes she later explained her frustrations, saying: ‘Today has been the hardest day for me, I am trying to remember why I started this, because I love sport.

‘I play a character people have bought into, that I’m confident but there are layers to me people haven’t seen, I don’t let people see them.

Tough: The Love Island star, 31, couldn't hold back her emotions in training as she told how the competition was an 'exposing experience' - before overcoming her demons and throwing a personal best live on the night at the Crystal Palace athletics centre

Tough: The Love Island star, 31, couldn't hold back her emotions in training as she told how the competition was an 'exposing experience' - before overcoming her demons and throwing a personal best live on the night at the Crystal Palace athletics centre

Tough: The Love Island star, 31, couldn’t hold back her emotions in training as she told how the competition was an ‘exposing experience’ – before overcoming her demons and throwing a personal best live on the night at the Crystal Palace athletics centre

‘At school I was streams ahead of everyone but now I am not the top of this group and it’s an exposing experience. It’s a competition but I’m here for me and I need to focus on me.’ 

However despite her nerves at the start of the event she achieved a personal best with her second throw of 11.38 metres, while overall Phoenix Brown won in the discipline.

Earlier in the programme Wes dominated on the track yet again, coming first in the 110m men’s hurdles event, after also winning the 400m race.

Star: Elsewhere on the latest episode of the show, fellow Love Island alum Wes Nelson, 24, won the 110m hurdles race, finishing way ahead of his fellow competitors

Star: Elsewhere on the latest episode of the show, fellow Love Island alum Wes Nelson, 24, won the 110m hurdles race, finishing way ahead of his fellow competitors

Star: Elsewhere on the latest episode of the show, fellow Love Island alum Wes Nelson, 24, won the 110m hurdles race, finishing way ahead of his fellow competitors

After the event impressed host Freddie Flintoff commented: ‘That was like watching an Olympian not someone from Love Island!’ 

The night before he also took gold in two swimming events, placing him top of the leader board as things currently stand.

Max George came second in the 110m hurdles while Josh Herdman came a close third. 

Last up on Wednesday night’s show was the women’s 400m race where Chelcee Grimes won.

Challenging: Ahead of the women's javelin Olivia looked tense as she trained with the other women and stormed out of practice

Challenging: Ahead of the women's javelin Olivia looked tense as she trained with the other women and stormed out of practice

Challenging: Ahead of the women’s javelin Olivia looked tense as she trained with the other women and stormed out of practice

Confidence: With tears in her eyes she later explained her frustrations, saying: 'Today has been the hardest day for me, I am trying to remember why I started this, because I love sport'

Confidence: With tears in her eyes she later explained her frustrations, saying: 'Today has been the hardest day for me, I am trying to remember why I started this, because I love sport'

Confidence: With tears in her eyes she later explained her frustrations, saying: ‘Today has been the hardest day for me, I am trying to remember why I started this, because I love sport’

During the event ITV news reader Lucrezia Millarini fell over the finish line but still managed to clinch third place.  

The Games will be on nightly this week until Friday 13 April, with the 12 contestants battling it out in a series of challenges.

It comes after weeks of gruelling training, which saw the celebrities be put through their paces in the intense preparation.  

All have been pulled out of their comfort zones to be coached as athletes, swimmers and cyclists, to compete in the hope of coming top of the medals table and being crowned the winners.

Here they are! Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff, (pictured) The Games also features former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator

Here they are! Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff, (pictured) The Games also features former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator

Here they are! Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff, (pictured) The Games also features former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator

Incredible: Earlier in the programme Wes dominated on the track yet again, coming first in the 110m men's hurdles event, after also winning the 400m race

Incredible: Earlier in the programme Wes dominated on the track yet again, coming first in the 110m men's hurdles event, after also winning the 400m race

Incredible: Earlier in the programme Wes dominated on the track yet again, coming first in the 110m men’s hurdles event, after also winning the 400m race

Oh no: Despite winning the race later Wes was seen receiving medical treatment on the track

Oh no: Despite winning the race later Wes was seen receiving medical treatment on the track

Ouch: He had a bandage on his leg

Ouch: He had a bandage on his leg

Oh no: Despite winning the race later Wes was seen receiving medical treatment on the track 

Trouble: It is unclear how the injury was sustained and wasn't mentioned on the live show

Trouble: It is unclear how the injury was sustained and wasn't mentioned on the live show

Trouble: It is unclear how the injury was sustained and wasn’t mentioned on the live show

Pain: He stretched his leg out to move the muscles

Pain: He stretched his leg out to move the muscles

Stretch: He was seen to by doctors

Stretch: He was seen to by doctors

Pain: He stretched his leg out to move the muscles 

Muscles: The bandage was put on his leg

Muscles: The bandage was put on his leg

Muscles: The bandage was put on his leg

Difficult: Wes had injured his leg during the course of the show

Difficult: Wes had injured his leg during the course of the show

Difficult: Wes had injured his leg during the course of the show

Prep: The women were also seen track-side on the night as they warmed up

Prep: The women were also seen track-side on the night as they warmed up

Prep: The women were also seen track-side on the night as they warmed up

Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff, The Games also features former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator. 

Through the sporting challenges, celebrities will rack up points on the medals table as they go head-to-head to reach the top. 

As the leader board takes shape with each night, the series will culminate in an exhilarating final showdown in which one male champion and one female champion will be crowned.  

The Games continues on Thursday evening at 9pm on ITV.

Wow! After the event impressed host Freddie Flintoff commented: 'That was like watching an Olympian not someone from Love Island!'

Wow! After the event impressed host Freddie Flintoff commented: 'That was like watching an Olympian not someone from Love Island!'

Wow! After the event impressed host Freddie Flintoff commented: ‘That was like watching an Olympian not someone from Love Island!’

Success: Last up on Wednesday night’s show was the women’s 400m race where Chelcee Grimes won

Tumble: During the event ITV news reader Lucrezia Millarini fell over the finish line but still managed to clinch third place

Tumble: During the event ITV news reader Lucrezia Millarini fell over the finish line but still managed to clinch third place

Tumble: During the event ITV news reader Lucrezia Millarini fell over the finish line but still managed to clinch third place

Sprinting: Christine McGuinness came last in the 400m race but gave it her best go

Sprinting: Christine McGuinness came last in the 400m race but gave it her best go

Sprinting: Christine McGuinness came last in the 400m race but gave it her best go 



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