European Championships 2018: Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads heptathlon


Katarina Johnson-Thompson recorded the most effective bounce within the lengthy bounce with an effort of 6.68m
Athletics European Championships
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Berlin. Dates: 7-12 August
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Nice Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads the heptathlon within the European Championships in Berlin with two occasions to go.

Johnson-Thompson started day two with an 87-point lead over Nafissatou Thiam and the Briton prolonged that benefit to 113 factors after the lengthy bounce.

The 25-year-old recorded a finest bounce of 6.68m, whereas Thiam’s finest was 6.60m.

The following occasion is the javelin from 11:50 BST earlier than the competitors concludes with the 800m at 19:36 BST.

Johnson-Thompson received the Commonwealth Video games gold medal in April, however is aiming for her first medal at an outside European Championships.

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She recorded season’s finest performances in two of the opening three occasions with a time of 13.34 seconds within the 100m hurdles and an effort of 13.09 metres within the shot put.

Within the second occasion, the excessive bounce, she cleared 1.91m to equal her finest efficiency of 2018 and her main lengthy bounce effort was solely two centimetres off her finest this yr.

Thiam, 23, is the reigning Olympic and world champion, however wants two sturdy ultimate occasions if she is to disclaim the Briton a gold medal.

Austria’s Ivona Dadic, a bronze medallist within the 2016 European Championships, is third on 4,805 factors – 278 behind Johnson-Thompson on 5,083, with Thiam on 4,970.

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European Championships 2018: Katarina Johnson-Thompson ends day one main heptathlon

‘Kat must be assured’ – evaluation

Denise Lewis, Olympic heptathlon gold medallist talking on BBC TV

Kat can be feeling actually good in the intervening time however Thiam is such a fierce competitor and he or she just isn’t going to surrender that gold medal simply.

Kat goes to should throw her finest within the javelin and he or she must be assured.

Britain impress in males’s relay

The British quartet of Cameron Chalmers, Dwayne Cowan, Rabih Yousif and Martyn Rooney set the most effective time from any European staff this yr within the males’s 4x400m relay. Their time of three minutes 01.62 seconds noticed them qualify for Saturday’s ultimate and Britain can even have the ability to name on 400m finalist Matthew Hudson-Smith within the ultimate.

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Britain’s Laura Muir and Laura Weightman each superior to Sunday’s ultimate within the ladies’s 1500m. Muir received her warmth in a time of 4:09.12, whereas Weightman was second in her warmth however recorded a sooner time of 4:08.74.

Adam Hague produced a profession finest effort of 5.61m to qualify for the boys’s pole vault ultimate and Sophie Hitchon’s throw of 68.69m took her into the ladies’s hammer ultimate, with each finals on Sunday.

Rosie Clarke got here fourth in her warmth to maneuver into Sunday’s ultimate of the ladies’s 3,000m steeplechase.


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