Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon world title defence over


Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s faint hopes of protecting her global identify are over.

Sitting 6th in a single day the 29-year-old slipped to 8th within the heptathlon following the lengthy bounce and javelin on the International Championships on Monday morning in Eugene.

After an injury-hit 18 months and a overdue alternate of trainer she used to be no longer anticipated to retain the identify she gained with a British document in Doha 3 years in the past.

Johnson-Thompson used to be not able to near the distance to the medals. (Martin Rickett/PA)

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It used to be additionally unrealistic to be expecting a podium problem and he or she has 5,387 issues, 354 adrift of the medal puts, and 658 in the back of chief Anouk Vetter with simply the 800m left on Monday night.

After day one Johnson-Thompson stated she used to be in Eugene to combat as she regains best health and self assurance however a deficient lengthy bounce of 6.28m driven her additional again to 7th after gathering 937 issues.

A perfect effort of 39.18m within the javelin noticed the Commonwealth Video games champion lose additional flooring.

Previous, Jess Piasecki got here tenth within the marathon however Charlotte Purdue and Rose Harvey failed to complete.

Piasecki stated: “I'm glad to begin with to complete twelfth on the planet. Clearly I used to be upper up however within the closing 7km, the wheels most probably got here off a bit bit. However I gave it an actual excellent pass and I somewhat loved it.

“I used to be operating with the American citizens for numerous the race, in order that they were given numerous cheers. They had been chanting ‘USA USA’ at one level. I sought after them to chant ‘GB’.

“It’s my 2nd championship marathon. I’ve most effective ever accomplished 5 marathons, 4 that I’ve completed, so I’m nonetheless studying. It’s nonetheless this kind of new tournament for me. My fuelling used to be much better, but it surely most probably nonetheless wishes some paintings as a result of I used to be seeing spots within the closing 5k.

“I simply needed to stay transferring ahead within the closing 5k however sadly a few ladies simply were given me within the closing little bit which intended I wasn’t best 10. I may just no longer have given any longer so what else can I ask for?”