Jessica Ennis-Hill to skip league meet in Oslo

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Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of this Thursday’s Diamond League meet in Oslo as she 
continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.

The 27-year-old pulled out of Saturday’s Women’s Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh, but she had been scheduled to compete in Norway. A statement revealed Ennis-Hill’s foot has been responding well to treatment, but she has been advised to rest it further rather than risk aggravating it with only two months to go until the World Championships in Moscow.

Ennis-Hill said: “I am so frustrated as I want to get out there and start my season, but am being advised to look longer term and focus on a plan that enables me to be in the best shape for the World Championships.

“Things are getting better and the stiffness is improving – but not quite as quickly as I would have liked. My next planned event is the Combined Events Challenge in Estonia at the end of the month, but I know that my coach, Toni Minichiello, will be looking at the race calendar for the next few months and making a few new plans.”