Athletics-American After world championships heptathlon Day 1, Anna Hall leads

With contributions from Lori Ewing and Lori Ewing

(Reuters) - BUDAPEST, Hungary At the completion of the first day of the heptathlon competition at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, Anna Hall of the United States was in the lead,

and Katarina Johnson-Thompson of the United Kingdom was in second place.

Johnson-Thompson is still working hard to get back into top condition after rupturing her Achilles tendon.

At the end of the day, the 22-year-old Hall finished with a score of 3,998 points,

while the 2019 world champion Johnson-Thompson received 3,905 points and the American Chari Hawkins came in third with 3,900 points.

"I am just doing my best and trying to keep fighting, fighting for every point and for every little bit I can get," said Hall. "I am just doing my best and trying to keep fighting."

"I am pleased with the results of the hard work that I have put in."At this point of the championships, it is all about competing for placements, and that is exactly what I plan to keep doing on Sunday.