A season’s ideal in both equally the high leap and shot put usually means Katarina Johnson-Thompson potential customers the heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games immediately after the opening day.
The 29-calendar year-old, who received the 2019 entire world title, designed a sluggish start off and was fifth just after an underwhelming 13.83 seconds in the 100m hurdles.
But acquiring moved into the lead immediately after topping the superior-bounce rankings with a clearance of 1.84m, Johnson-Thompson crafted some momentum, throwing 12.94m in the very first spherical of the shot putt.
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The defending winner then breezed to victory in the 200m with a time of 23.70, securing 1,010 points and making certain she ends the day in the direct with 3,765.
Northern Ireland’s Kate O’Connor is in next with 3,659, 109 factors adrift and Taneille Crase of Australia is in third, a further 52 details at the rear of the leader.
Johnson-Thompson, who adjusted her coach in the guide-up to the Globe Athletics Championships, has struggled to locate variety given that recovering from a calf damage, which she experienced at final year’s Tokyo Olympics.
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