This was one obstacle London Olympic poster girl Jessica Ennis didn’t expect to face.
The 26-year-old heptathlete was denied a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles Sunday at the Great CityGames in Manchester because organizers embarrassingly laid out only nine barriers instead of the necessary 10.
Ennis, a gold medal hope for Great Britain at this year’s Olympics, clocked 12.75 seconds to win the race, but was told her time would not stand.
“I can’t believe that. It’s a great event but that’s a massive, massive mess-up,” a frustrated Ennis said, according to The Guardian.