Commonwealth Games: Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins Commonwealth Games heptathlon gold

England's Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed heptathlon gold, her first major outdoor title.
13 April 2018

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the current world indoor champion, won Gold in the Commonwealth Games and achieved her first global senior outdoor medal.

KJT was sixth in 2016 at the Rio Olympics, and since then has been widely tipped to follow in the footsteps of Olympic champions Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

She has been hampered by failing to put it all together in recent competitions but in 2018 she has flown out the blocks, first by winning the World indoor championships and now winning the Commonwealth crown.

Sitting on the track after crossing the finish line, she had aggravated an injury in completing the 800m.

"Everything's OK," Johnson-Thompson told BBC Sport.

"I was nursing an injury going into day two. I'm just happy I made it over the line; there was no way I was stopping.

"I'm so happy. It's been a long emotional two days but I'm glad it's finally over."

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