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World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson-Thompson sixth after the primary day of the heptathlon

Corridor: Hayward Discipline, Eugene, Oregon The date: 15-24 July
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Nice Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson is sixth after 4 occasions as she bids to retain her heptathlon world title in Oregon.

The 29-year-old, returning to health after a string of accidents, stepped as much as end second within the 200m general.

He completed the primary day of the heptathlon with 3,798 factors.

Belgium’s two-time Olympic champion Nafi Thiam, the 2019 silver medalist, leads with 4,071 factors.

“I simply wished to be aggressive and get in type as a result of I have been struggling so much over the past 12 months, making an attempt to get that core that I had in 2018 and 2019,” Johnson-Thompson advised BBC Sport.

“I am engaged on numerous issues however I am comfortable to be right here and in the identical place.”

Champion from Doha in 2019, Johnson-Thompson recovering from a ruptured Achilles to make the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months, and see his dream of a primary Olympic medal come true for calf damage in 200 meters.

He has accomplished only one full heptathlon since, putting seventh in Gotzis in Could.

In Eugene, he opened his competitors with a fifth-place end within the 100-meter hurdles that Thiam received, 13.55 seconds off his private better of 13.09.

He jumped 1.83m within the excessive bounce, 15cm under his private greatest, and threw 12.92m within the shot put within the morning session.

Anouk Vetter of the Netherlands completed Sunday in second place behind Thiam, with American Anna Corridor in third.

Elsewhere for Nice Britain on day three at Hayward Discipline, Joshua Zeller, competing in his first World Championships, was fifth within the males’s 110m last.

Olympic bronze medalist Josh Kerr received his semi-final to achieve the ultimate of the 1500m. His teammate Jake Wightman can also be within the last however Neil Gourley missed out.

Matt Hudson-Smith received his warmth to advance to Wednesday’s males’s 400m semi-final, the place he’ll be part of teammate Alex Haydock-Wilson, whereas within the girls’s 400m, Victoria Ohuruogu, Nicole Yeargin and Ama Pipi all advance.

What else occurred on the third day?

Earlier, Olympic silver medalist and world document holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda defended his males’s 10,000m title from Doha 2019 with a time of 27 minutes 27.43 seconds.

Ethiopian Tamirat Tola took gold within the males’s marathon, ending by greater than a minute in a championship document time of two hours 5 minutes 36 seconds, whereas American Brooke Andersen received the ladies’s hammer throw.

Grant Holloway of the US retained his 110m hurdles title after teammate Devon Allen, the NFL participant for the Philadelphia Eagles, was dominated out for a false begin and Jamaica’s Olympic champion Hansle Parchment was injured in preparation.

Olympic pole vault champion Katie Nageotte added world gold to her assortment within the US singles doubles, whereas Sandi Morris took silver. Each led the world at 4.85m however Nageotte took gold after clearing the peak on her first try.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser, born and raised in Oregon, received the title on dwelling soil with a championship document of twenty-two.94m.

Within the males’s 400m hurdles, Brazil’s Alison dos Santos certified quickest for the ultimate, with Norway’s Olympic champion Karsten Warholm second general in a season-best 48.00 seconds.

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