BBC Sport - World Championships 2015: Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon high jump
KJT: 'Dog's-dinner' to high jump winner
- From the section Athletics
Katarina Johnson-Thompson comes close to disaster before finishing in first place in the heptathlon high jump event at the World Championships in Beijing.
Johnson-Thompson was the only competitor to clear a height of 1.89m, despite struggling with her technique throughout and needing three attempts at her opening height of 1.80m. Jessica Ennis-Hill achieved a first-time clearance of 1.86m, a season's best for the Olympic champion.
The result means the British pairing lead the heptathlon competition, with Ennis-Hill in first place on 2,192 points and Johnson-Thompson second with 2,162.