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Katarina Johnson-Thompson set for World Athletics Championships heptathlon gold

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By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport at Doha
After launching a lead in the World Championships heptathlon at 23, katarina Johnson-Thompson is place to acquire her first title that was global.
The Briton, that has never won an outdoor medal in that level, has a lead over defending champion Nafissatou Thiam going into the 800m in 22:05 BST.
Belgian Thiams is not than her personal.
Johnson-Thompson includes 5,976 points overall with Thiam moment.
The Verena Preiner of austria is next with 5,579.
The omens looked good for Johnson-Thompson in the first event on day one as she won the 100m hurdles in 13.09 seconds – taking 0.21secs off her previous best.
The Britons high leap of 1.95cm was matched with Thiam, until she felt that a massive personal best in one of the poorer event, the shot put. The distance of 13.86m was 71cm farther than she had ever gone .
After the 200m, the Briton had a overnight lead over the Belgian than her advantage in the European Championships of last year in which she finally finished second.
The routine continued on Thursday because Johnson-Thompsons consistency paired with a Thiam saw the Liverpool athlete extend her lead.
From the long jump, among her strong events, she jumped to 6.77m. Thiam, who managed 6.86m in Birmingham in August and conquered the Briton, just went out to 6.40m.
Then came the moments that efficiently substituting gold for Johnson-Thompson since she recorded yet another PB by casting the javelin into 43.93m until Thiam, who had been fighting with an elbow injury, just managed 48.04m – her greatest is 59.32m – and – penalizing her final ditch.
Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on BBC TV at Doha
She banished the demons and then has slayed the dragon. What you used to see between events was a worry that the demons are going to come back. She has overcome that.
Shes concentrated although she is smiling and happy. The difference now is she is focused on implementation and technique.
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