The 31-year-old British athlete won her second heptathlon gold at the 2023 World Championship to complete a remarkable comeback after an injury nightmare. She feared her career might be over just months after her first world title in 2019, when she ruptured her achilles tendon. After recovering from that, at the Tokyo Olympics she had to leave the track in a wheelchair after tearing her right calf muscle. However her victory in Budapest, in which she beat favourite Anna Hall, saw her put those problems behind her with personal bests in the 800 metres and javelin. Her performance will put her among the favourites for the Paris Olympics.

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