Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Katarina Johnson-Thompson


  • Event Heptathlon
  • Date of Birth 09/01/1993
  • Born Liverpool, Merseyside


Katarina Johnson-Thompson won heptathlon gold at the World Youth Championships in Brixen in 2009 and long jump gold at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona in 2012.

The Liverpudlian made her Olympic debut at London 2012, finishing 15th, and came fifth at the World Championships the following year.

In 2015, Johnson-Thompson became European Indoor Champion in the pentathlon with a new British record of 5000 points.

Setting a new British high jump record of 1.98m, Johnson-Thompson finished sixth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games before coming fifth on her return to the London Stadium for the 2017 World Championships.

Johnson-Thompson recorded her best ever finish at a World Championships in 2017; finishing fifth in London.

And the Woolton-born athlete followed up that success by winning her first global title with victory in the pentathlon at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham with a personal best in the shot put.

Johnson-Thompson followed up that success by winning heptathlon gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia to claim her first global senior outdoor title.

In the same year, she also claimed a heptathlon silver medal at the European Championships in Berlin behind Belgium's Nafi Thiam.

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