Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she is hungry for more success after ending her wait for her first title with gold at the World Championships. The win in Doha was her first victory in an outdoor global event and the 26-year-old does not want it to be a one off after she came home with a record number of points for Britain.
Her 6,981 points was enough to beat the 2017 champion, Nafissatou Thiam, by 304 points with Austria’s Verena Preiner ending in the bronze medal place. Following Dina Asher-Smith’s 200m gold and 100m silver it was Britain’s third medal and the 26-year-old is hungry for more.
“This is the result of so many attempts of trying to perform on this stage,” Johnson-Thompson told BBC Sport. “The low moments have helped me come back and look at myself. This has been my dream. “It has been such a long road. I am just happy that I’m coming into my best in these two big years. “I just want more.”