Katarina Johnson-Thompson: How resilience, hard work and sacrifice led her to gold | Tokyo 2020

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson goes into the Olympics off the back of a serious injury but she has proved before that she is capable of bouncing back from setbacks.

At the 2019 World Championships, she won one of the greatest British world titles in recent memory – but still admits to having imposter syndrome.

“One of the most noticeable things about Johnson-Thompson is how open she is in talking about her emotions, how she feels and her potential inadequacies,” says Ben Bloom, The Telegraph’s Athletics Correspondent.

“Most athletes hide it a lot of the time, whereas Johnson-Thompson is admirably open about it all.”

Watch our profile in full to learn more about Johnson-Thompson’s journey to the top, including why she moved to France and how everything began to click.

Johnson-Thompson’s will be competing in the Tokyo 2020 women’s heptathlon on August 4.

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