funetics congratulates ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson

During a spectacular second night of athletics at the Alexander Stadium, funetics ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson successfully defended her Commonwealth heptathlon title.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson holding her Commonwealth Games gold medal and holding the St George's flag

Earlier on in the day, after her impressive morning performance, children and young people came by the funetics HaveAGo zone in the stadium concourse, marvelling on her skills while they attempted a series of run, jump and throw activities for themselves.

Children take part in the funetics HaveAGo zone at the Commonwealth Games

After the close of day two, over 1500 children were inspired to take part in the HaveAGo zone, creating a buzz that today will no doubt be elevated by Katarina’s success.

The HaveAGo zone at the Commonwealth Games

Speaking after her win, Katarina said: “It feels incredible to do that in front of my home crowd. It was the crowd who got me through the competition, especially the 800m when the noise was so loud.”

Read our report from a thrilling night at the Alexander Stadium