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Katarina Johnson-Thompson "more hungry" after missing out on world record

Katarina Johnson-Thompson says that she feels more motivated to succeed after failing to claim the heptathlon world record at the European Indoor Championships.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has admitted that she feels "more hungry" for success after failing to set a world record in the heptathlon at the European Indoor Championships in Prague.

The British athlete won gold and set a new British record by claiming 5,000 points at the weekend, but she fell short of Nataliya Dobrynska's world record of 5,013.

"Everything happens for a reason - I'm a believer of that for sure," Johnson-Thompson told the London Evening Standard. "Last year when I got injured that was probably a good thing for me even if it didn't seem it at the time.

"It's probably been one of the biggest motivators for me in my career. Maybe this is a good thing, it'll take me to the summer and make me more hungry, but at the time it didn't feel nice."

The 22-year-old will compete at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis in May and then the World Championships in Beijing this summer.


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