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Katarina Johnson-Thompson determined to succeed in Glasgow

Katarina Johnson-Thomson will hope to continue her impressive form from this year (©GettyImages)
Katarina Johnson-Thomson will hope to continue her impressive form from this year (©GettyImages).

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has revealed she is determined for success after being selected in England´s squad for this summer's Commonwealth Games.

The 21-year-old, who set her lifetime best in winning in Gotzis, Austria, earlier in the month, is looking forward to continuing that fine form in Glasgow this July.

"It was fantastic to have started the season so well in Gotzis," she was quoted as saying on the England Athletics website. "I am now looking ahead to representing Team England."

The Liverpudlian athlete will be hoping to build on the recent success of the team in the Commonwealth Games, after Louise Hazel won gold in Melbourne four years ago.

"The fact England has a great tradition in the heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games makes me all the more proud to be a part of the Games and determined to continue that success."

Johnson-Thompson has long been seen as the next Jessica Ennis-Hill, who isn't competing as she is expecting her first child.

Winning gold in the Commonwealths would certainly go someway to fulfilling her potential, but to do that she will have to overcome Canada's Brianne Theisen-Eaton, expected to be her main rival, as well as teammate Morgan Lake.

The Games begin in Glasgow on July 23.

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