Katarina Johnson-Thompson's name spelt incorrectly on Olympic bib

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When you are an athlete competing at the Olympics, the least you would expect is that your name is correct on your clothing attire.

Well sadly for Katarina Johnson-Thompson, this was not the case, as her name was spelt incorrectly on her bib for the 200m event in the heptathlon.

Johnson-Thompson was competing along with her fellow Brit Jessica Ennis-Hill, and despite being backed to bring a medal back to England, she finished sixth, whilst Ennis-Hill claimed silver for Team GB.


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However, finishing outside the medal places wasn't the only blow for the 23-year-old as it's also been spotted that her name was incorrect on her bib.

When taking part in track and field events, athletes tend to wear bibs with their names on, and for Johnson-Thompson, she was on the other end of an admin issue as 'Johnson', was actually 'Johson'.

Eagle-eyed spectators on social media noticed the admin error with the Brit's bib, and were quick to point to point it out to Rio officials.

However, the incorrect bib didn't put her off in the 200m as she took first place in a time of 23.26s.

For the other six disciplines, her bib was correct with the 'n' in Johnson included, but she just couldn't do enough to merit taking home a medal.

Johnson-Thompson finished 11th in the 100m hurdles, second in the high jump, 27th in the shot put, third in the long jump, 27th in the javelin, and sixth in the 800m.

It's clear that her performances in the shot put and javelin really let her down, but she herself was also let down by the Rio admin department.

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