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Sportsmail’s Virtual Olympic Games: Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins gold in the heptathlon

With Tokyo 2020 postponed until next year, Sportsmail has predicted how Team GB would have fared on each day of the Olympics had it gone ahead, using a statistical model produced by Gracenote, a Nielsen company. Here are the results from day 13…

Katarina Johnson-Thompson followed in the footsteps of Denise Lewis and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill by winning gold in the heptathlon. The Liverpudlian again overcame defending champion Nafissatou Thiam to add the Olympic crown to the world title she won in Doha last year.

Belgium’s Thiam had to settle for silver while the bronze went to Germany’s Carolin Schafer. Johnson-Thompson’s victory means she emulates British heptathlon heroes Lewis — who won in Sydney 20 years ago — and Ennis-Hill, the champion at her home Games in 2012.

The 27-year-old’s gold medal is Great Britain’s second on the track in Tokyo, following Dina Asher-Smith’s victory in the 200m on Tuesday.

Team GB landed a second gold earlier on day 13 when sprint canoeist Liam Heath, 35, raced to victory in the K1 200m. Britain also achieved their third boxing medal of the Games when Peter McGrail claimed a bronze in the featherweight division.

Team GB have now climbed above the Netherlands to sixth in the medal table with three days left.

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