Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon gold at World Athletics Championships

Heptathlon gold was won by katarina Johnson-Thompson at the World Athletics Championships because she put a new record to outclass Olympic and defending champion Nafissatou Thiam at Doha.
Johnson-Thompson finished to transcend the 6,955-points haul set by Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill at the London Olympics in 2012 as she maintained her first outdoor title.
The 26-year-old, who held an overnight lead made another day’s display after Dina Asher-Smith’s 200m victory on Wednesday to secure Amazing Britain their second gold medal of the Championships, in the multi-events area.
Johnson-Thompson, who saw a day one lead overtaken by her Belgian rival because she finished second at last year’s European Championships, ran 2:07.27 to win the 800m and seal complete success.
The Briton, that made personal bests in the 100m hurdles and shot place on day one, recorded the biggest jump in the long jump with 6.77m to expand her overnight direct, as Thiam just managed 6.40m.
She then posted the following top of 43.93m in the javelin. Meanwhile, a fighting Thiam, who seemed hindered by an elbow injury, managed 48.04m – a complete 11m beneath her best – until she jumped her final throw, meaning victory arose a formality for Johnson-Thompson because she held a 137-point lead going into the last event.
That abandoned Thiam needing to conquer as she streaked apparent of her rival to select the 32, but the Briton was never under threat.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Laura Muir qualified for the women’s 1500m finished with a third-place finish.
The Scot, who hadn’t raced for 3 weeks before the heats on Tuesday, ran four moments 01.05 to finish behind America’s Jenny Simpson, while Muir’s training partner Gabriela Debues-Stafford was next.
Fellow Briton Sarah McDonald missed on the closing as she finished sixth in 4:15.73 however Ireland’s Ciara Mageean failed sufficient to qualify along with 10000m winner Sifan Hassan of Netherlands.
Elsewhere, Britain’s Sophie McKinna bowed from this shot put final as she failed to complete in the top-eight after the three rounds.
The 25-year-old threw a personal-best 18.61m qualifying but settled for 11th spot with her best effort of 17.99m on Thursday.

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