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)
KJT reacts after fouling her second throw in the javelin (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)
Yes, she did the best high jump ever by a British woman (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...