EXCLUSIVE: Katarina Johnson-Thompson suffers an injury a few months before the Olympic Games in Tokyo, as the hope for a British heptathlon medal suffers from an Achilles tendon problem and is forced to wear protective boots
Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s Olympic preparations suffered a severe blow after the heptathlon world champion sustained an Achilles tendon injury.
Sportsmail can show that one of the UK’s best gold medal shots for Tokyo has been in a protective boot since the training accident in late 2020.
While it’s unclear whether the injury will need surgery, it is believed she won’t be able to return to training until March. The boat is expected to depart this week.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson wore protective boots a few months before the Olympic Games in Tokyo after an Achilles tendon injury