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Sixth in Gotzis was enough to seal Katarina Johnson-Thompson's Olympic place.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson qualifies for Olympics

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24/7

Heptahtlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has qualified for the Rio Olympics after finishing sixth at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis.

Johnson-Thompson needed 6,200 points to seal Olympic qualification and eased past the mark in Austria on Sunday, finishing with 6,304 points.

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The 23-year-old failed to shine in the long jump or javelin, dropping down from second to finish sixth, with World Championship silver medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton defending her title.

Johnson-Thompson had insisted she would target no more than qualification for Rio in her first major competition since knee surgery in the autumn.

And completing that aim will surely go some way to easing the lingering pain of last year's World Championships, when three fouls in the long jump ended her medal hopes.

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Theisen-Eaton took the title for the second year in succession with an eventual 6,765 points haul, while Latvia's Laura Ikauniece-Admidina finished second and Germany's Carolin Schafer third.

British teenager Morgan Lake withdrew from the competition with an adductor injury, after sitting 29th overall following the opening day.

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