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Katarina Johnson-Thompson targets Olympic gold after shaky qualification

• Heptathlete had poor long jump and shot put, finishing sixth in Götzis
• Johnson-Thompson insists ‘my goal is definitely a gold medal in Rio’

So is your glass half full or half empty? That was the question asked of Katarina Johnson-Thompson after she achieved Olympic qualification at the prestigious Götzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria on Sunday. The 23-year-old smiled back and insisted she is always a glass-half-full person and had seen “glimpses” of form that had delighted and excited her.

Yet her score of 6,304 – nearly 400 points below her personal best – and particularly two very scratchy performances in the shot and the long jump were a jolting reminder that she has plenty to work on, too.

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