Best Quotes by Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I can’t change my personality. I’ll always smile, but I’ll be more focused.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I want to lay all my cards out on the table and walk away with no regrets.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Everything happens for a reason – I’m a believer of that for sure.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to have strength in your muscles.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Record-breaking is not getting boring. I am definitely happy with that.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

As soon as I could talk, I chose shorts to wear.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

For a long time, I thought it was all down to dedication, hard work, and visualising doing well – that worked for a bit, but then it stopped. I’ve realised you have to be more practical and mature to make things actually happen.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I used to keep injuries to myself. It would just make it worse and worse. Now I’m having none of that.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

If you saw pictures of me as a kid, you’d laugh because I was always in football kit.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

It was just me and my mum growing up, and my mum’s always said that’s why I’m so mature. We were best friends, and if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t even have started athletics, because she wanted me to have a hobby.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

At primary school, it was always me and this other girl, Lauren, who would fight over who was the fastest every year. I was quicker, but for some reason, she always got the glory leg in the relay team. That used to annoy me.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

It’s an individual sport; you want to do well for yourself.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

When you see all the medals won by Team GB, you can just see how much it means to each and every athlete, so it just feel like it’s a little bit of a missed opportunity – but I’m only 23. I have just got to get on now and keep going.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I played a lot of football, and I was a goalkeeper, but I didn’t really like playing in goal.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I feel like, when I’m 100% healthy, I can do anything.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I’ve always known that Rio and Tokyo are my two Olympics. Now that Rio hasn’t gone to plan, Tokyo has to work, and I’m more motivated than ever.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I like to balance competing with studying. It’s hard work at the moment, but it could be worse.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I can always go back to education.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I think 2020 can still be my time.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

If something is mine, then I want to keep it.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

It’s getting harder as I get more known. Even though it’s my break, I couldn’t really go out and get drunk – because people expect you to be training and getting up early. But I’m not bothered about missing out on normal teenage things.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

We are all trying to achieve our dreams.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Thankfully, I found athletics. My mum didn’t like it at first, but the funny thing is that, now, she’s the biggest athletics fan out there. She’s a real expert, and she’s got all the heptathlon books.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

You can be in the shape of your life, and then injury strikes. So you have to grab your opportunities.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the heptathlon, you can be any shape. Some of the girls are more built than others, and their strong events are the shot put and javelin.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the lead-up to competitions, I just watch box sets and DVDs and play ‘Candy Crush.’

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Thankfully, I found athletics. My mum didn’t like it at first, but the funny thing is that, now, she’s the biggest athletics fan out there. She’s a real expert, and she’s got all the heptathlon books.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

You can be in the shape of your life, and then injury strikes. So you have to grab your opportunities.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the heptathlon, you can be any shape. Some of the girls are more built than others, and their strong events are the shot put and javelin.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the lead-up to competitions, I just watch box sets and DVDs and play ‘Candy Crush.’

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I live with my mum and my nan. I think I will leave eventually, but not at the moment when they look after me so well. If you came to my house, they’d make you eat something.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I want people to tell me the truth.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I want to win medals for myself.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I don’t want to be someone else.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I got very addicted to performing. I just want to do that more.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I’m very wholehearted. I want to concentrate on one thing in my life at one time.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

When there was a fight in school, because I was the tall one, the teachers would say, ‘I know you were there. I could see you.’

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Maybe I’m the kind of athlete who absorbs the atmosphere instead of trying to block it out.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I’ve always looked at 2016, but 2020 is realistic for me. I’ll be 23 in 2016, but if I keep on progressing, hopefully 2016 will be a medal chance as well for me.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

When it comes to peaking at the right time, I have to thank my coach Mike Holmes: he is a genius.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I’m training once a day, four days a week, and just loving life.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I think everyone in the heptathlon is improving together, so it is a very hard event to compete in.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

That people believe I can be Olympic champ, it just spurs me on.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Very few athletes get to experience a home Games, and I don’t want to pass up the chance.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Competing in London would be a dream come true.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I’m in awe of any Olympic champion, for sure.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

It’s a huge step up from the European Indoors to then being a gold medallist at the World Championships.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

My granddad used to mind me at weekends, and if the game was on, and you wanted to get across the room, you had to crawl under the TV. So I’ve always been a Liverpool fan, and meeting Steven Gerrard was massive for me. He knew who I was before we’d even said hello!

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I was watching ‘Deal or No Deal’ on YouTube recently, and I bawled when the contestant won £250,000. I think I just like watching people achieve their dreams.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

As an athlete, you have to become quite selfish with your time and your body and your training.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Beijing was a huge slap in the face, and it forced me to look at myself. I have to realise that this is my life.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I should have a better CV, and that’s knocked me into believing that I have to grab these opportunities while I can.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

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