Katarina Johnson-Thompson admitted her 'magical' day at Glasgow 2019 would live long in the memory after reclaiming her European Indoor pentathlon title in supreme fashion.

Spurred on by a raucous crowd at the Emirates Arena, the 26-year-old posted an impressive total of 4983 points to sweep to victory on Friday evening and add to the gold she won at Prague 2015.

The crowning moment, a win in the 800m, capped a near-perfect day at the office for the Liverpool Harrier, who was also competing in front of a vocal pocket of family and friends.

And despite narrowly missing out on a world record – the multi-event star fell just 30 points short of Nataliya Dobrynska’s milestone total of 5013 – an emotional Johnson-Thompson was philosophical about her display in the Scottish city.

“It’s very high-level stuff when you’re going for a big score,” she said. “You can’t afford any mistakes but that’s sport. But 4980 is still a big score so I’m proud of myself and the score.

“I’ve learned a lot from Prague where I didn’t get to enjoy that moment and that was a bigger score so I’m just going to enjoy this one.

“Today has been magical with all my family here to support me so I’m not going to cry.

“I wanted to carry it on (that winning feeling). Learning what to do in championships is something that’s definitely going to go into my summer and hopefully help me do better outdoors.”

Johnson-Thompson’s latest triumph continues a hugely successful 12 months in which she was also crowned World Indoor champion and picked up Commonwealth Games gold.

Chief to her success in Glasgow was a vastly improved shot put performance that resulted in a new personal best of 13.15m, and after moving to France in order to focus on what had been an Achilles heel in her repertoire, the Liverpudlian was pleased to see her hard work pay off.

“It’s great that I was able to get 13m again in a major championships, but I want more, I want to progress," she added.

“I’m not going to settle so this is a good way to start the year and hopefully I can build into the summer.

“It’s not an easy fix. It came from a diet place after the Rio Olympics. It’s been a lifestyle change to join the French and try to learn how to throw.

“They’ve slowly given me confidence and I’m not scared when I enter the circle any more. It’s a confidence thing more than a technical thing."

With the athletics season still in its nascent stages, Johnson-Thompson will now focus her efforts on translating her indoor form to the outdoor arena, with a potential head-to-head with long-time rival Nafi Thiam in the pipeline.