• British Indoor Championships

Johnson-Thompson secures second gold

ESPN staff
February 9, 2014
Katarina Johnson-Thompson won with a personal best of 6.75m © Getty Images

Katarina Johnson-Thompson added long jump gold to the high jump title she won on Saturday at the British Indoor Championships.

Johnson-Thompson, 21, won with a personal best of 6.75m in Sheffield, having set a British record in the high jump. She is now second on the list of all-time British Indoor female long jumpers

"It was definitely the best I could have imagined. I didn't sleep last night so I feel really tired and didn't expect to come out and do that," said Johnson-Thompson.

"I skipped the hurdles because I wanted to be really cautious for next weekend, I really want to qualify for the World Indoor Championships in the pentathlon.

"It gives me great confidence, even if I can't get to that standard I know I can get close to it and that's what it's about in pentathlon, being consistent."

Elsewhere, Scotland's Laura Muir claimed victory the women's 800m to seal a place at the World Indoor Championships, while Robbie Grabarz made it consecutive high jump titles with a 2.24m effort.

Nigel Levine claimed a fourth 400m title in a row after Luke Lennon-Ford was disqualified for straying outside his lane. Andrew Osagie was also disqualified in the men's 800m, with Sheffield's Mukhtar Mohammed awarded the victory having run in a time of one minute 51.61 seconds.

Sheffield's Luke Cutts also won the men's pole vault by 25cm.

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