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Britain’s Johnson-Thompson Wins High Jump, Finishes Sixth in Hurdles in Loughborough

Katarina Johnson-Thompson continued her Paris 2024 preparations with a win and 6th place finishes at the 2024 Loughborough International Athletics Meet.

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon at the world athletics championships
Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson at the world athletics championships. Photo by Randy Miyazaki

LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom (May 19) – Two-time reigning world Heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson won the high jump and finished sixth in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2024 Loughborough International Athletics Meet (LIA) held at the Paula Radcliffe Athletics Stadium on Sunday.

The event, hosted at Loughborough University, provided another opportunity for several British athletes to continue their preparations for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Paris.

Making her season debut in the women’s high jump, Johnson-Thompson cleared 1.86m to win the event comfortably. The British multi-event star entered the competition at 1.71m and cleared that height on the first attempt.

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The 31-year-old also navigated easily over 1.75m, 1.79m, and 1.83m on the first tries before needing three attempts to soar over 1.86m. She had three attempts at 1.90m but failed to clear on each occasion.

On the track, Johnson-Thompson clocked 13.81 seconds (-0.8 m/s) to finish sixth in the women’s 100m hurdles. This was her second appearance over the barriers this season, following her 13.68-second performance in Austria on May 12.

Britain’s Etienne Maughan, 19, won the race at the 2024 Loughborough International Athletics Meet on Sunday, clocking a personal best time of 13.54 seconds.

Johnson-Thompson is a two-time World Athletics Championships Heptathlon champion after winning gold medals at the 2019 and 2023 championships. The two-time Commonwealth Games champion finished sixth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She failed to finish the competition due to injury at the last Games in Tokyo.

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Ato Stephens is a former Trinidad and Tobago 400 metres specialist, who is a two-time CAC Championships Silver medalist, NCAA Indoor champion and Olympian.

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