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Johnson-Thompson dominates pentathlon at European Indoors

Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins pentathlon at Euro indoors, attacks world record

Johnson-Thompson dominates pentathlon at European Indoors

PRAGUE (AP) -- Katarina Johnson-Thompson won her first big title by claiming the women's pentathlon on the opening day of the European Indoor Championships on Friday.

The 22-year-old Briton won with a total of 5,000 points, only 13 behind the current world record set by Ukraine's Nataliya Dobrynska in 2012. The result is the best in the world this season, a championship record and also the British record. Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium finished second, 304 points behind, and Eliska Klucinova of the Czech Republic was third.

Johnson-Thompson won four of the five disciplines -- 60 meters hurdles, high jump, long jump and 800 meters. She placed 13th in the shot put.

The men's and women's 60 meters hurdles and the men's shot put and long jump are scheduled for later Friday.

Updated : 2021-09-20 10:58 GMT+08:00