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Commonwealth Video games: Katarina Johnson-Thompson on target for heptathlon gold

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson extends heptathlon result in 122 factors and is on target for Commonwealth Video games gold after ending second within the lengthy bounce… with simply the javelin and 800 metres to come back

  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson held an in a single day lead within the heptathlon
  • The English star positioned second within the morning’s lengthy bounce behind Jade O’Dowda
  • However Johnson-Thompson maintains a cushty 122 level lead over O’Dowda
  • Javelin and the 800 meters will full the working on Wednesday night 

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is on target to storm to a gold medal for England on the Commonwealth Video games after one other sturdy displaying within the heptathlon.

Johnson-Thompson headed into the morning’s motion with an in a single day lead forward of Northern Eire‘s Kate O’Connor.

However regardless of putting second behind Jade O’Dowda within the morning’s lengthy bounce occasion, she stays set for a gold medal forward of her English team-mate, holding a 122 level lead with simply the javelin and 800 meters occasions to come back.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s second place within the lengthy bounce retains her on target for gold

The English star only has two more events to come this evening in the heptathlon event

The English star solely has two extra occasions to come back this night within the heptathlon occasion

The defending champion is eyeing a return to the highest as she bids for a primary heptathlon title in three years.

The 29-year-old was the in a single day chief on the Commonwealth Video games after a stable first day on the Alexander Stadium.

The pandemic and two severe achilles and calf accidents have stopped Johnson-Thompson profitable a title because the World Championships in 2019 however she is closing in on a profitable defence in Birmingham.

Johnson-Thompson is looking to win her first heptathlon title in three years following injury

Johnson-Thompson is trying to win her first heptathlon title in three years following harm

The 29-year-old will be looking to secure her gold medal after this evening's 800 meters

The 29-year-old will likely be trying to safe her gold medal after this night’s 800 meters

She mentioned: ‘It is very nice, in 2018 this competitors was the platform for me to win world medals so hopefully this will likely be it once more and my transition again. It is laborious to be assured when my outcomes have occurred during the last yr however I am assured in myself, I am having fun with it, I am joyful, it is all I can do.

‘I bought two seasons’ greatest and two weeks submit jetlag, journey and heptathlon (from the World Championships) I wasn’t actually anticipating them. I am actually joyful, feeling good and really feel like I recovered nicely.

‘It has been powerful however I have been pushing a lot this season I used to be joyful to have every week off, it was good being at house, not coaching and letting my physique get better. It is my final competitors of the yr so hopefully it will likely be a pleasant option to end off the season.’

Johnson-Thompson comes off the again of ending eighth on the World Championships, relinquishing her title to Olympic champion Nafi Thiam.


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