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Category: Katarina Johnson-Thompson

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Johnson-Thompson hangs on to hope despite injury-plagued road to Tokyo

The 28-year-old was a starry-eyed teenager at London 2012 but arrives for the Games in Tokyo after a series of highs and lowsWhen the announcer called out Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s name in front of an 80,000-strong crowd at the London 2012 Olympics, …

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson ‘fully fit and ready to go’ for Tokyo

Team GB heptathlete says she has recovered from achilles injuryReigning world champion is targeting her first Olympic medalKatarina Johnson-Thompson has given Team GB a huge boost ahead of the Olympics by declaring she is 100% fit for Tokyo and targeti…

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Gemili backs Johnson-Thompson to win Olympic gold despite injury

• Heptathlete yet to compete this year due to extended recovery• Gemili: ‘She’s in a good place and ready to go’Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s Olympic dream is still on track despite a serious achilles injury late last year and she remains capable of winn…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson says injury will not affect Olympic plans

KJT suffered achilles injury late last yearDina Asher-Smith wins second race in three daysKatarina Johnson-Thompson has suffered an achilles injury but say it will not affect her plans for the Tokyo Olympics in the summer.The heptathlon world champion …

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Team GB’s Olympic contenders should seek advice from Ennis-Hill, says Coe

Coe urges gold medal hopefuls to reach out to Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill’s London 2012 preparation was ‘textbook’Sebastian Coe has urged Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to seek out Jessica Ennis-Hill for advice on how to deal with the …

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Team GB’s Olympic contenders should seek advice from Ennis-Hill, says Coe

Coe urges gold medal hopefuls to reach out to Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill’s London 2012 preparation was ‘textbook’Sebastian Coe has urged Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to seek out Jessica Ennis-Hill for advice on how to deal with the …

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Sotherton fears fixture pile-up will deny Asher-Smith Commonwealth treble

Team England’s new leader says sprinter will be ‘selective’Three major championships within five-week spell in 2022The pile-up of championships in 2022 could rob the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham of some of its biggest stars and will make it impossi…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson criticises IOC for Olympics preparation advice

Athletes asked to prepare ‘as best they can’ despite coronavirusKJT: ‘IOC and government information at odds with each other’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageKatarina Johnson-Thompson has questioned advice that athletes should…

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Mary Peters and Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘Over 47 years on I’m still partying’

British multi-event champions discuss the challenges of being a champion, then and now, training while working and Tokyo hopesTwo of Britain’s greatest athletes are sharing anecdotes about their triumphs and tribulations, laughing like old friends desp…

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Sports Personality of the Year: our writers on the six contenders

Ben Stokes produced two match-winning innings but Dina Asher-Smith made history and Lewis Hamilton got title No 6Stride by stride, second by second, Dina Asher-Smith had a 2019 for the ages. To win one world athletics medal would have been staggering e…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘I didn’t want to be at the Rio Olympics but I’m ready for Tokyo’

The world champion has been revitalised by a move to Montpellier and has put the lows of 2016 and 2017 behind her“In a way I crave those moments now,” Katarina Johnson-Thompson says of the quiet and the solitude that helped her become the heptathlon wo…

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Ben Stokes overwhelming favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year

World Cup final and Headingley Ashes win make Stokes odds-onDina Asher-Smith second on list after World Championship goldThere will be another public vote this weekend. On Sunday night, the BBC will announce its Sports Personality of the Year with Ben …

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Ben Stokes overwhelming favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year

World Cup final and Headingley Ashes win make Stokes odds-onDina Asher-Smith second on list after World Championship goldThere will be another public vote this weekend. On Sunday night, the BBC will announce its Sports Personality of the Year with Ben …

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Ben Stokes on pole to take BBC sports personality of the year award

• Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in frame• Raheem Sterling, AW Jones and Lewis Hamilton shortlistedBen Stokes will face competition from Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Raheem Sterling as he seeks to become the first cri…

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The Observer view on the World Athletics Championships: a sport in crisis | Observer editorial

Golden moments on the track can’t disguise a deeply flawed event in DohaMajor sports events tend to follow the same, inviolable narrative. In the build-up, the projections are universally doom-laden. Media reports focus on the dubious circumstances und…

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‘You could be Dina’: teach children physical literacy, says Sport England

Successes of athletes such as Asher-Smith is inspiring but take-up of activity is more complexChildren should be taught “physical literacy” in the same way they learn to read and write if the gold medal successes of athletes such as Dina Asher-Smith an…

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‘I’ve cried enough to last me a career’: how adversity drove Johnson-Thompson to gold

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has suffered more than her fair share of injuries and major championships heartbreak but it all came right in Doha to spectacular effectThroughout Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s career she has often seemed the living …

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson on winning world heptathlon gold – video

Katarina Johnson-Thompson won her first World Championship heptathlon gold, breaking the British points record set by Jessica Ennis-Hill at the 2012 Olympics in the process. The 26-year-old, previously without an outdoor medal at this level, won w…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she ‘tore everything up’ to win world title

• Athlete broke British record to win world heptathlon gold • ‘I’ve had a lot of bad years, I’m just so happy I came out in front’Katarina Johnson-Thompson admitted that the twin joys of beating Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British record and winning her first…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson breaks British record to win heptathlon gold

• New world champion beats mark set by Jessica Ennis-Hill• Solid displays on second day turned 800m into laps of honourFinally. After so many injuries, heartbreaks, and self-eviscerations, Katarina Johnson-Thompson is the world heptathlon champion. A m…