Katarina Johnson-Thompson

The 26-year-old heptathlete had an incredible year on the world stage.

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Johnson-Thompson won her first global outdoor title after disappointment at previous Worlds & Olympics.

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She scored a British record 6,981 points in winning gold at the World Championships.

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Johnson-Thompson was praised by her fellow athletes.

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Legendary American sprinter Michael Johnson praised her ability to bounce back.

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Footballers Trent Alexander-Arnold & Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed Johnson-Thompson’s nomination.

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Johnson-Thompson and Killing Eve star Jodie Comer are childhood best friends.

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“Each summer we used to do athletics at school, and I realised that’s what I loved.”

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Sir Mo Farah was the last athlete to win Sports Personality, in 2017.

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