Quotes by: Katarina Johnson Thompson
I have seven disciplines to train for, and so I try to complete them all every week.
I can't change my personality. I'll always smile, but I'll be more focused.
I'm very wholehearted. I want to concentrate on one thing in my life at one time.
In boxing, it's one fight, so it's easier to build up rivalries, but everyone's got huge respect for each other.
No one put pressure on me to go to the Olympics; once I'd got the qualifying mark, I just couldn't say no.
It's a huge step up from the European Indoors to then being a gold medallist at the World Championships.
I was watching 'Deal or No Deal' on YouTube recently, and I bawled when the contestant won £250,000. I think I just like watching people achieve their dreams.
In the lead-up to competitions, I just watch box sets and DVDs and play 'Candy Crush.'
Every international meeting or championship I do, I can cope a lot better because I can say I did the 100 m. hurdles, opened up the athletics at an Olympic Games in front of a home crowd, 80,000 people.
Obviously, when you're up against somebody you don't like there's extra motivation, but I don't think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first.
I always said I wanted an Olympic medal. It's the pinnacle of any athlete's career.
In 2012, I was over the moon to be there, especially as it was our home Olympics. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I just wanted to take everything in.
I always have a book that I write during competition. I need it with me, just to read back and reflect and look forward. If I'm feeling anxious, it helps me.
I can't be disappointed with my first gold in a senior championship, and to score 5000 points, which only one other woman, the world record holder, has got over, I am satisfied.
When you see all the medals won by Team GB, you can just see how much it means to each and every athlete, so it just feel like it's a little bit of a missed opportunity - but I'm only 23. I have just got to get on now and keep going.
You can only train three or four hours a day, so what do you do with the other 20 hours?
London 2012 was the biggest thing I will probably ever do, but I didn't realise it at the time!
It's impossible in heptathlon to have a proper rivalry - you're spending two days together and seven events and dedicate your life to it. It's like a marathon: two days of mental and physical exhaustion.