A blossoming talent

Liverpool athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson gave another demonstration of her blossoming talent by winning a surprise long jump silver medal at the world indoor championships recently.

The former St Julie’s pupil was not expected to do well after being forced to switch to the long jump after falling ill before a pentathlon-qualifying event recently. And, as she admitted afterwards, she had felt “very down” watching the event. Then her spirits, as well as her reputation, soared.

“I can’t really believe it,” she said. “I came here with no expectations but thought if everyone has a bad day then I might sneak a medal.”

Katarina is quickly making a name for herself, at the 2012 Olympics, she finished fifteenth and this winter has won a World Indoor silver in the long jump and also broken the British record for the high jump.

Educate Magazine had the pleasure of interviewing Katarina for the ‘My School Days’ feature in our build up to the 2012 Olympics.

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