Katarina Johnson-Thompson free from injury woes and targets world medal


  • Heptathlete will defend heptathlon world title she won in 2019
  • Briton says her ‘speed is back’ to be in medal hunt this weekend

Over the past two years, Katarina Johnson-Thompson has defied two career-defying injuries. Now, she believes she can defy the doubters by winning another world heptathlon medal.

Many have written off the 29-year-old’s chances of defending her title in Eugene this weekend after a poor performance in Götzis in May, where she scored only 6,174 points, the third lowest of her career and more than 800 below her personal best.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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