2019 Doha Diary: Doha Heptathlon Presser: Johnson-Thompson, Thiam, Preiner


The heptathlon in Doha was one of the finest competitions in recent memory.

The battle featured the Olympic, World and European Champion (Nafi Thiam) vs Katerina Johnson-Thompson, 2018 European silver medalist, 2018 World Indoor Champion. This was an event by event battle. The quality of the athletes is such that one error and a medal is gone.

Thompson_Katarina1a-Brussels19.jpgKaterina Johnson Thompson, photo by PhotoRun.net

Johnson-Thompson won 4 of 7 events. Her 2:07.26 was gutty and focused, giving her the gold medal. Nafi Thiam did not compete well, she had several sub par performances. In many of her past performances, Johnson-Thompson had a sub par event in her heptathlons. That was not the case in Doha.

Verena Preiner of Austria had a brilliant performance, taking the bronze in Doha.

The presser was exciting, and questions fun and answers complete.

Special thanks to the Shoe Addicts' Adam Johnson Eder on filming and Mike Deering on production.

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