"It wasn't always easy to stay motivated. I live and train in France, where we went into a lockdown quite quickly. I didn't manage to see my coach for a few months, but of course I kept training. It feels great to be back in Brussels. Last year I was third here in the long jump."
"The invitation to compete with Nafi Thiam in a track and field triathlon was great, but it's a shame Nafi had to cancel," the Doha world champion added. "But still I am happy to compete in the 100 metre hurdles and the high jump. it would be great if such a triathlon became part of the Wanda Diamond League, so the all-rounders can compete. Though I can't complain, because I'm lucky I can take part in the meetings as a high and long jumper."
Johnson-Thompson is most looking forward to the high jump. "It's my favourite discipline. I dream of one day jumping over two metres. In the long jump I would like to reach 7 metres and in the heptathlon my aim is the 7,000 point barrier. My main goal is just to win as many medals as possible at the major championships, but that won't be the case this year."