Johnson-Thompson excited about return to competition

13 January 2015 / 16:29

Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she will be raring to go when she makes her return from injury at next month’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

The 22-year-old heptathlete will compete in the long jump – an event she has a World Indoor Championships silver medal in – on her return to competition.

Johnson-Thompson missed both the Commonwealth Games and European Championship with a foot injury last year but is hoping her return in Birmingham will be a springboard to success at the European Indoors Championships in Prague.

“I’m so excited to be back on the track at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix,” she said.

“I’ve competed in Birmingham before in the hurdles and I’m so happy to be going back to what I think is one of the best indoor competitions you can attend. Especially with the great home crowd I’m super excited to be back.

“At the moment I’m still in hard training but I’m sure by February I’ll be raring to go and hopefully starting back where I left last year because the last competition I did was a home event at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix.

“I’ve competed in Birmingham at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix once before and watched it on television every other year so I can see that it’s always a good turn out with the crowd getting behind the athletes.

“It feels like a major championship when competing there so it will definitely help me for three weeks later when it’s the European Indoor Championships in Prague.”

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