Another Black Woman Brings Sporting Glory To Great Britain

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has just become the second black woman in as many days to bring sporting glory to Great Britain after winning the heptathlon gold at the World Championships in Doha

The 26-year-old, previously without an outdoor medal at this level, won with a British record 6,981 points, beating 2017 champion Nafissatou Thiam by 304 points.

It is Great Britain’s third medal in Doha following Dina Asher-Smith’s 200m gold and 100m silver.

“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.”

Johnson-Thompson led Thiam by 137 points going into the concluding 800m and stormed to victory in two minutes 07.26 seconds – her fourth personal best of the competition.