Katarina Mary Johnson-Thompson was born on 9 January 1993 in Liverpool, England. She is an English heptathlete.
Johnson-Thompson holds the British record for high jumps with 1.98m and 1.97m outdoors and indoors respectively.
She was a gold medalist in the heptathlon at the 2019 World Championships. She is also a European Indoors Championships gold medal winner in the pentathlon.
She attended St Julie’s Catholic High School and went on to study sports science at Liverpool John Moores University. She is a member of the Liverpool Harriers and Athletics Club and was coached by Mike Holmes.
Johnson-Thompson is close friends with British actress Jodie Comer with whom she attended high school and is a staunch supporter of the English Premier League club Liverpool.
She currently splits her time between Montpellier, where she moved in 2016, and her home city of Liverpool.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson Parents: Ricardo Thompson, Tracy Thompson
Ricardo Thompson and Tracy Thompson are the parents of Katarina Johnson-Thompson.
Tracy is a former dancer from Liverpool, while Ricardo was a production assistant for ZNS-TV in the Bahamas.
The two separated while Katarina was still a baby.
Ricardo died in November 2017.