Katarina Johnson-Thompson is getting a lot of love on Twitter after saying she's not for quitting


Katarina Johnson-Thompson was understandably feeling a bit down after finishing sixth in the Olympic heptathlon on Saturday.

After her exertions the 23-year-old said she was worried she was "over-thinking" her performance, and added: "I'm going backwards a bit, aren't I?"

Katarina Johnson-Thompson reacts after fouling her second throw during the women's heptathlon javelin throw at the Rio Olympic Games (Mike Egerton/PA)

But she's declared to her followers that she's more than ready to dig in on her quest to become the best all-round female athlete.

And while 21-year-old Belgian winner Nafissatou Thiam was racking up five personal bests on her way to gold, Johnson-Thompson got a very special PB of her own.

Yes, it's true. It's on Wikipedia so it must be.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson set a British record in the high jump in Rio (Wikipedia)

KJT's supporters have quickly rallied round to say they can't wait to see her back in action.

And if the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 seem a bit far off right now, the prospect of the world athletics championships in London next year should give Johnson-Thompson a boost with the home crowd ready to roar her on.

After all, the last major home championship didn't work out too badly for a certain other favourite heptathlete...