British heptathlete Katerina Johnson-Thompson 26 factors away from nearest challenger Anouk Vetter after six of seven occasions at World Athletics Championships; 30-year-old trying to win World Championships gold for second time after triumphing in Doha in 2019
Final Up to date: 20/08/23 1:34pm
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is on the point of heptathlon gold on the World Athletics Championships in Budapest with the British star main the best way forward of the seventh and ultimate occasion.
The 30-year-old, searching for a second world title after triumphing in Doha in 2019, holds a 26-points benefit over Netherlands’ Anouk Vetter with simply the 800m to return, at 5pm UK time.
Johnson-Thompson was second in a single day however moved 19 factors in entrance of America’s Anna Corridor after leaping 6.54m within the lengthy leap on Sunday morning.
The Liverpudlian then threw a private better of 46.14m within the javelin to increase her lead as Corridor dropped to 3rd, behind Vetter.
Johnson-Thompson has run two minutes 12.40 seconds within the 800m this yr with Vetter’s private greatest 5 seconds slower.
Corridor has run two minutes 02.97secs this yr however is reportedly carrying an harm.
Johnson-Thompson’s lead over Corridor represents a bonus of about two-and-a-half seconds.
Victory would signify an outstanding comeback from Johnson-Thompson after she ruptured her Achilles in 2020 after which withdrew throughout day one of many Tokyo Olympics two years in the past with a calf downside.