Katarina Johnson-Thompson

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Date of Birth January 9, 1993
Place of Birth Liverpool, England
Age 27 years old
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Katarina Mary Johnson-Thompson is an English athlete specialising in the heptathlon. She won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships, breaking the British record with a score of 6,981 points. This ranks her sixth on the all-time heptathlon lists. She also holds the British record of 5,000 points for the women's pentathlon and won gold medals in that event at the 2015 and 2019 European Indoor Championships, and the 2018 World Indoor Championships. In the long jump, she was the 2012 World Junior Champion and the 2014 World Indoor silver medalist. She also holds the British high jump records with 1.98 m outdoors and 1.97 m indoors. Johnson-Thompson's heptathlon results include finishing 14th at the 2012 London Olympics, fifth at the 2013 World Championships, sixth at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and fifth at the 2017 World Championships.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Heptathlon, pentathlon, high jump
Club: Liverpool Harriers
Personal best(s): Heptathlon 6,981, Pentathlon 5,000, High jump 1.98 m
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About Katarina Johnson-Thompson

English track and field athlete most known for competing in the high jump. She finished 15th in the heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics.

Before Fame

She grew up in Liverpool and attended Catholic High School. Some of her early funding came from the Wells Athletic Foundation.

Achievement

She set the British high jump and British indoor long jump records.

Family Life

Her parents are named Tracey and Ricardo. Her father is from the Bahamas.

Associations

She has competed against fellow English heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Information related to Katarina Johnson-Thompson

  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the World Athletics Championships - Great Britain and Northern Ireland has participated in all the World Championships in Athletics since the events beginning in 1983. The team is 6th on the all time medal table.
  • English heptathletes
  • British heptathletes
  • English female high jumpers
  • British female high jumpers
  • British female long jumpers
  • English female long jumpers
  • Alumni of Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sportspeople from Liverpool
  • Commonwealth Games gold medallists for England
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Latest information about Katarina Johnson-Thompson updated on July 12, 2020.

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