Johnson-Thompson fifth after two events

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High jump disappointment for GB’s Johnson-Thompson
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Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s hopes of a medal at the World Championships were left in the balance after she faltered in the high jump.

Johnson-Thompson clocked 13.33 seconds in the 100m hurdles before the high jump, which is one of her best events.

But, despite a personal best of 1.98m, she cleared 1.80m only to fail in three attempts at her next height of 1.86m.

It left Johnson-Thompson in fifth after two events, 162 points behind Olympic champion and leader Nafissatou Thiam.

Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez (2,207 points), German Carolin Schafer (2,165) and Nadine Visser (2,088) were second, third and fourth respectively.

The heptathlon will get under way again in the Saturday evening session, when the shot put and 200m will take place.

The remaining three disciplines of long jump, javelin and 800m will be on Sunday.

Thiam & Rodriguez impress in heptathlon high jump


Former Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill on BBC One

This is the big test for her and I think it has been a test for her in the past – the mental side of getting through the two days of heptathlon.

She’s going to have to gather herself and make sure she is strong for the shot put. We know she has got a great 200m so she can, hopefully, run a really strong time.

It’s not over yet. There are still five more events to go.

Johnson-Thompson lives and trains in France

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