Tough as Nails season 5: Did Cheryl leave the competition?

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Tonight, Tough as Nails season 5 delivered one of the most physically challenging overtimes this season. Was that a problem for Cheryl?

For the second straight episode, we saw the contestant in the bottom two — and she was faced with a big decision. She’s already injured and with that, Phil Keoghan warned her that taking part in this challenge (per the medic) could lead to a major aggravation. She is a part of the team competition even if she loses the individual one, and a further injury could make things so much harder for her team.

Yet, she still made it clear she wanted to compete. Hats off to her for being resilient, but she also knew what she was getting into the moment that she entered the fray versus Akeelah. She wasn’t going to be able to move anywhere near as fast as her, so she’d have to be smart and strategic.

Of course, the moment that we saw her slip off the balance beam right before the show cut to commercial, we thought it was over for her. That didn’t happen. She got back up and kept fighting, claiming that the fall looked worse than it was. She still had a chance to move forward in the competition.

Did she actually advance?

She did not, as Akeelah was just able to muster up the endurance to make her way through all of this. This actually proved to be a really emotional challenge, as she worked to channel her father and it motivated her throughout. It actually felt like she got stronger and stronger as the overtime went on and all of a sudden, we do think that she could be a serious threat to win this whole thing. This is the sort of competition that showed everyone just how dangerous she really is moving forward.

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