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Katarina Johnson-Thompson


Date of Birth

9 January 1993



Place of Birth



Liverpool Harriers

Commonwealth Appearances

Katarina Johnson-Thompson secured back-to-back Commonwealth titles with victory at Birmingham 2022.

The Liverpool-born heptathlete bettered her points haul from the Gold Coast winning in the Midlands with 6,377 points to the 6,255 points she amassed in Queensland.

Johnson-Thompson also holds the British record, having amassed 6,981 points on the way to World Championship gold in 2019 before claiming her second World title in 2023.

That was her most recent victory prior to Birmingham as KJT struggled with injury.

Johnson-Thompson made her debut appearance at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Brixen where she took home gold in the heptathlon, and returned to Italy for the Multistars competition in 2012 where she broke Jessica Ennis-Hill's British junior record, and achieved enough points to pass the standard for the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

KJT competed for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in the women's heptathlon alongside compatriots Jessica Ennis and Louise Hazel, finishing in 13th place with a score of 6267. Just after these games, she was nominated for the 'European Rising Star award'. 

Johnson-Thompson won the 2018 world indoor pentathlon title and at her debut appearance representing Team England she also took home the 2018 Commonwealth Games heptathlon title, before going to win a silver at the European Championships, recording a personal best score of 6759 points. 

She swiftly surpassed this PB and in 2019 recorded a score of 6813 in the Heptathlon, taking her up to 18th on the world all-time list.

In front of a 30,000 strong crowd at the newly refurbished Alexander Stadium, Team England picked up a host of medals at Birmingham 2022.

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