By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail
Published: 00:45 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 00:45 GMT, 2 March 2019
Another gold disc for Katarina Johnson-Thompson, but no record for the collection. That she came so close to delivering both in the pentathlon at the European Indoors on Friday night is a highly-promising sign in a World Championship year.
Of course, she was expected to win in Glasgow in the absence of the Olympic champion Nafi Thiam, but on a night when Laura Muir surged to 3,000m gold and teenager Niamh Emerson took pentathlon silver, the manner of Johnson-Thompson's victory warrants the limelight, with her score of 4983 points just 30 shy of Nataliya Dobrynska's world record.
For three of the five rounds, she was on the right trajectory, with 8.27sec for the 60m hurdles, an excellent 1.96m in the high jump and a personal best of 13.15m in the shot put - but then came two fouls in the long jump and one scoring effort of 6.53m, which led the field yet sat 40cm off her best.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson took gold in pentathlon at the European Indoor Championships
With it the chance passed of moving from second to first on the all-time list - her personal best is 5,000 points, set in 2015, and this sits as the fourth best pentathlon score in history - but that will