Mixed emotions for Johnson-Thompson
Sixth-placed Katarina Johnson-Thompson found it weird without Jessica Ennis-Hill on opening day of the World Championships heptathlon.
The 20-year-old has stepped into the most high-profile shoes in British athletics, with the London 2012 golden girl missing the Moscow showpiece through injury.
Johnson-Thompson said she had "mixed emotions" after her opening four events.
She opened with 13.49 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles, just 0.01secs outside her personal best, and closed with a personal best 23.37s in the 200m.
But in between times there was a disappointing 1.83m in the high jump and an 11.52m in the shot put.
It meant she finished the day with 3739 points, 97 points off the medals.
Johnson Thompson said: "I had a good start in the hurdles and I'm quite happy with how I finished in the 200m, it was just the high jump and the shot put that let me down.
"I am used to the shot put letting me down, but the high jump is one of my favourite events so I was quite heartbroken that I couldn't do what I wanted to do. So I took the frustration out on the 200m and it paid off.
"I am pleased with where I am after such disastrous events."
Johnson-Thompson had said in the build-up she felt under no pressure, despite the withdrawal of Ennis-Hill leaving her in the spotlight.
She admitted, though, that she felt the Olympic champion's absence.
"It's very strange not to see her out there. She tweeted me today saying the same thing and saying good luck. Hopefully she'll be back next year and hopefully the British public have enjoyed watching me."
Johnson-Thompson claimed experiencing London 2012 as a teenager had prepared her for anything.
First thing this morning was a little different.
The Liverpool athlete was bowled over by the noise which greeted her introduction to the crowd last summer, mouthing "wow" as she smiled the biggest grin in the stadium.
At the Luzhniki Stadium, there were barely 500 spectators in the arena to watch her hurdles race, with even fewer sticking around to see the high jump finish.
"I think I've got quite used to competing in the Olympic Stadium, I've done that in the Anniversary Games and the Olympics last year and they were the two biggest things I've ever done apart from this.
"So I think I've been quite spoilt into believing that's what major championships are like."