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Commonwealth Games: Katarina Johnson-Thompson extends heptathlon lead and is on course for gold

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

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

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is on track 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 inserting second behind Jade O’Dowda within the morning’s lengthy leap 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 return.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson's second place in the long jump keeps her on course for gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s second place within the lengthy leap retains her on track 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 return 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 successful a title for the reason that 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 seeking to win her first heptathlon title in three years following damage

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

The 29-year-old shall be seeking to safe her gold medal after this night’s 800 meters

She stated: ‘It is very nice, in 2018 this competitors was the platform for me to win world medals so hopefully this shall be it once more and my transition again. It is arduous 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 blissful, it is all I can do.

‘I obtained two seasons’ greatest and two weeks put up jetlag, journey and heptathlon (from the World Championships) I wasn’t actually anticipating them. I am actually blissful, feeling good and really feel like I recovered effectively.

‘It has been robust however I have been pushing a lot this season I used to be blissful to have per week off, it was good being at dwelling, not coaching and letting my physique get well. It is my final competitors of the yr so hopefully it is going to be a pleasant solution 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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