Katarina Johnson-Thompson broke the British record as she claimed heptathlon gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
The reigning Commonwealth heptathlon champion won with 6,981 points to break Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill’s record that had stood since the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It means Johnson-Thompson becomes Britain’s second gold medallist at the championships in as many days following Dina Asher-Smith’s success in the 200m.
“These whole two days have been so fast and because it has been an night, it’s actually felt like a dream,” Johnson Thompson told British Athletics.
“I have had so many attempts at this result so to perform on this stage makes me so happy. I Couldn’t have done without them [previous championship experiences]; not going to lie, I’m sure it would have been sweet in 2015 but here we are. The low moments have helped me come back and look at myself. This has been my dream.
“I’ve found a formula that works but I just want more.”
The 26-year-old entered the final day of the heptathlon competition leading the way having set PBs in both the 100m hurdles (13.09) and shot put (13.86m) so lead Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam by 96 points.
And with a further PB recorded in the javelin courtesy of a monster final round throw of 43.93m -1.01m further than her previous best – Johnson-Thompson’s lead over Thiam was extended to 137 points going into the final event – the 800m.
But the result was not in doubt as Johnson-Thompson crossed the line ahead of the field in yet another PB time of two minutes 07.26 seconds to take the world title.