Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson to defend British indoor title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson will continue her return from injury when she defends her high jump title at this month’s British Indoor Championships.

It will be her second competition since she suffered a foot injury which forced her to miss last summer’s Commonwealth Games and European Championships.

The 22-year-old cleared a British record 1.96m at last year’s meet.

She will face British outdoor record holder Isobel Pooley and world junior champion Morgan Lake on 14 February.

Johnson-Thompson will also compete in the 60m hurdles in the meet, which will be held in Sheffield between 14 and 15 February.

The heptathlete won world indoor long jump silver last March and led the world heptathlon rankings for 2014 despite injury cutting short her season.

She returned to competition at the Northern Championships in January after six months spent recovering from injury and equalled a personal best 8.40 seconds in the 60m hurdles.

Johnson-Thompson will use the Sheffield meeting and the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on 21 February to prepare for the pentathlon event at the European Indoor Championships in Prague, which start on 6 March.

Other British athletes in Birmingham include double Olympic, world and European champion Mo Farah and European 100m champion James Dasaolu.

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