Athletics - Johnson-Thompson already eyeing Rio

She might have only just waved goodbye to her best career year to date, but British heptathlete Katrina Johnson-Thompson admits she is already looking towards 2016.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson

There is no doubting who was the star of the heptathlon world was in 2012, with Jessica Ennis storming to gold at the London Olympics.

But it was also a year to remember for 19-year-old Johnson-Thompson as she announced herself to the British public in style.

In May the Liverpool Harrier broke Ennis' junior record before a month later booking her spot at London 2012 at the final possible chance thanks to another personal best of 6,248 points in the Czech Republic – going on to finish 15th in the capital.

Johnson-Thompson also claimed long jump gold at the World Junior Championships and after this fine season she insists she has no intention of slowing down any time soon.

"It’ll be a great Olympics [in Rio in 2016] with a carnival atmosphere and it'll be nice and hot," she said.

"The competition in the Czech Republic was my last chance to reach London 2012 so I put everything into it.

"It was literally the last chance because you can’t do too many heptathlons in a year because they are so exhausting.

"This time last year, all my PBs didn't even make up the qualifying score. So I would have to change that in one competition so it seemed unrealistic to think I could make the Olympics. I knew it was within me but didn’t think I could do it on the one day."

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