Katarina Johnson Thompson: Top 10 fastest timings of the athlete in the women’s heptathlon

Katarina Mary Johnson-Thomson is an English athlete. She is a multi-eventer primarily known as a heptathlete and an indoor pentathlete. In the heptathlon, she is a double world champion and double Commonwealth Games champion. Johnson won the gold medal for Great Britain at the 2019 World Championship. Her heptathlon results include finishing 14th at the 2012 London Olympics. Added to that, she came fifth at the 2013 World Championships. Not only that, but she also came sixth and fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and 2017 World Championships respectively. Over the years, Johnson has emerged as one of the most dominant athletes in the women’s Heptathlon in the world.

Career Arch of Katarina Johnson Thompson

Johnson-Thompson started her career with Liverpool Harriers under the tutelage of Mike Holmes. At the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Brixen, Italy, she won the gold medal in the heptathlon. She missed most of the 2010 athletics season suffering from patellar tendinopathy or jumper’s knee. Thompson broke Jessica Ennis’ British junior record at the Multistars competition held in Desenzano del Garda, Italy in May 2012. Her score of 6007 points was enough to take the third position at the event. Johnson-Thompson competed for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women’s heptathlon alongside compatriots Jessica Ennis and Louise Hazel. She finished in 13th place with a score of 6267. Johnson-Thompson was nominated for the “European Athletics Rising Star award.

In the 2013 IAAF World Championships heptathlon, Johnson-Thompson finished in 5th place. In 2014, Johnson-Thompson set a new long jump personal best of 6.92 m at the Diamond League meeting. This took her to number 2 on the British all-time list for the event. She won gold at the 2014 edition of the prestigious heptathlon Hypo-Meeting in Götziswith a world-leading personal best score of 6682. Johnson-Thompson set a new British high jump record with a height of 1.97 metres at the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield on 14 February 2015, surpassing her previous record of 1.96 metres set on 8 February 2014. In August 2015, Johnson-Thompson finished in 28th place in the heptathlon at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing after three foul jumps in the long jump. She had been lying in second place to Jessica Ennis-Hill after the first day of events.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics by beating the qualifying standard of 6,200 points. In September 2016, UK Athletics confirmed that Johnson-Thompson had split with coach Mike Holmes, having been trained by him since 2008. In May 2019, at the 45th Hypomeeting in Götzis, Johnson-Thompson recorded a new personal best of 6,813 in the heptathlon, taking her up to 18th on the world all-time list.  She won the heptathlon at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar with a British record of 6981 points.  Johnson-Thompson won the heptathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Additionally, Johnson won gold in the heptathlon at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

What are the top ten best runs of Katarina Johnson Thompson in women’s heptathlon?

Competition (Location)DateResultPosition
IAAF World Championships (Qatar) [NR]04 OCT 201969811
Hypo-meeting (Austria)26 MAY 201968131
European Athletics Championships (Germany)10 AUG 201867592
World Athletics Championships (Hungary)20 AUG 202367401
Götzis Hypo-Meeting (Austria)28 MAY 201766914
Götzis Hypo-Meeting (Austria)01 JUN 201466821
IAAF World Championships (Great Britain)06 AUG 201765585
Götzis Hypo-Meeting (Austria)28 MAY 202365562
Olympics (Brazil)13 AUG 201665236
IAAF World Championships (Russia)13 AUG 201364495

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