Scots Olympic hopeful Eilish McColgan has been hit by a car only days before she takes part in the steeplechase event at the London Olympics.
But the 21-year-old from Carnoustie has been declared fit to compete in the 3000m steeplechase on Saturday despite the blow while on a training run.
She was completing her final run at the UK Athletics holding camp in Portugal when she was struck a glancing blow on her left side, which caused her to fall onto the car's bonnet.
However, the car is said to have been slowing at the time and she did not suffer any serious injuries, even managing to run the remaining two miles to the team hotel in Monte Gordo.
McColgan, the daughter of Olympic silver medallist Liz, was assessed by UKA medical staff and cleared to fly to London with her team-mates on Wednesday afternoon.
Eilish revealed on Twitter how she was struck by the car. She tweeted: "Just got hit by a car on my run! Luckily didn't get hurt as she clipped the bottom of my legs and I landed on the bonnet-stupid lady driver!"
Her mother also tweeted: "Eilish got hit by car this morning in her run but thankfully she is ok. Just stiff back prob be bit worse Tomo. Lucky lady."
Liz McColgan has previously said there is "no pressure" on Eilish and she should enjoy the Games and learn from it.
Eilish only achieved the qualifying A standard this year after recovering from injury and her place in the team was not confirmed until earlier this month.
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