Liverpool's Katarina Johnson-Thompson on verge of missing out on medals

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Johnson-Thompson at least has hope of a first medal at a major championships, though she historically loses ground in the javelin.

Earlier on Saturday, Johnson-Thompson cleared 1.80m easily in the high jump but failed three times at 1.86m.

Though she threw a season-best 41.72m in her javelin round, a huge 55m throw from Dutch rival Anouk Vetter saw her climb into the medal mix.

Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam and strong favourite stayed true to pre-World Championships expectations to clinch a gold medal while Germany's Carolin Schafer and Holland's Vetter grabbed silver and bronze respectively.

Thiam is way ahead of everyone else at the moment but had Johnson-Thompson not struggled in the high jump, she would have been challenging Schafer and Vetter for the minor medals and even had a chance of putting pressure on the Belgian.

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That left her playing catch-up after only two disciplines, a task that has proved too hard to overcome.

She had also completed the shot put and 100m hurdles on the first day having risen from 13th to fourth following the final event, the 200m, in the evening.

Rodriguez has an 800m personal best of two minutes 12 seconds, set this year, while Johnson-Thompson clocked 2:07.64 in 2013.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has lashings of talent.

The 24-year-old sat in second place behind eventual victor Jessica Ennis-Hill overnight, going into the long jump, which is her strongest event. Everyone said it would take a couple of years.

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