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Kat's got the cream

WINNER: Katerin Johnson-Thompson

A DREAM came true for Liverpool's Katarina Johnson-Thompson when she won the World Indoor Championships pentathlon – gold with a total of 4750 points.

The talented athlete who had a a disappointing World Championships last summer said: " I can’t believe it; I’ve dreamt of this for so long and to do it here at a home world championships is incredible. It has been a long time coming but I am finally a senior world champion, so I am so happy. I just wanted my family to actually see me achieve something.

"It has been up and down; a long old day but the crowd have really pushed me on. Thanks to them for coming out in the snow, they got me around that 800m.

She told the Arena Birmingham crowd: "The shot put went best for me. I’m so happy because my warm-up wasn’t good but I got an indoor PB which I was delighted with. It is an event I struggle with so to get a PB was amazing. It has been a really fun day."

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