World Championships in Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson seventh after three competitions in heptathlon

Venue: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon Dates: July 15-24
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and mobile app (UK only)

Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson is seventh after three events as she bids to retain her world heptathlon title in Oregon.

The 29-year-old player, who returned to fitness after several injury problems, managed 13.55 seconds in the 100m hurdles, which was only enough for fifth place in the heat, which was won by Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam.

Thiam, an Olympic champion in 2016 and last year in Tokyo, ran a personal best of 13.21, cleared 1.95m in the high jump and threw 15.03m in the shot put to lead the competition with 3,127 points.

The second is the Dutchwoman Anouk Vetterov√° with 3,003 points and the third is the Polish Adrianna Sulek with 2,979 points.

Johnson-Thompson cleared 1.83m in the high jump, 15cm below her personal best, and 12.92m in the shot put to have 2,781 points after Sunday morning’s practice.

The last event of the day will be the 200m race in the afternoon.

Doha 2019 champion Johnson-Thompson recovered from a ruptured Achilles to make last year’s Tokyo Olympics, only for her dream of a first Olympic medal to end calf injury to 200 m.

Earlier, Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola won the gold men’s marathonwho finished over a minute ahead in a championship record time of two hours five minutes 36 seconds.

Second was compatriot Mosinet Geremewov√° (2:06:44) and third was Belgian Bashir Abdi (2:06:48).

Britain’s Joshua Griffiths finished in 49th place in 2:17:37.

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