Athletics - Johnson-Thompson already eyeing Rio

She might have only just waved goodbye to her best career year to date, but British heptathlete Katrina Johnson-Thompson admits she is already looking towards 2016.

There is no doubting who was the star of the heptathlon world was in 2012, with Jessica Ennis storming to gold at the London Olympics.

But it was also a year to remember for 19-year-old Johnson-Thompson as she announced herself to the British public in style.

In May the Liverpool Harrier broke Ennis' junior record before a month later booking her spot at London 2012 at the final possible chance thanks to another personal best of 6,248 points in the Czech Republic – going on to finish 15th in the capital.

Johnson-Thompson also claimed long jump gold at the World Junior Championships and after this fine season she insists she has no intention of slowing down any time soon.

"It’ll be a great Olympics [in Rio in 2016] with a carnival atmosphere and it'll be nice and hot," she said.

"The competition in the Czech Republic was my last chance to reach London 2012 so I put everything into it.

"It was literally the last chance because you can’t do too many heptathlons in a year because they are so exhausting.

"This time last year, all my PBs didn't even make up the qualifying score. So I would have to change that in one competition so it seemed unrealistic to think I could make the Olympics. I knew it was within me but didn’t think I could do it on the one day."