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Ennis-Hill fit for Olympic Stadium return

Jessica Ennis-Hill: No adverse reaction. Picture: Getty

Jessica Ennis-Hill: No adverse reaction. Picture: Getty

JESSICA Ennis-Hill has confirmed she will take part in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium tomorrow.

The Olympic heptathlon champion only made her comeback from a troublesome Achilles tendon injury on Tuesday, but has had no adverse reaction to her return to competition.

She wrote on her official Twitter account: “My Achilles has responded well these past couple of days … So Olympic Stadium here I come.

“Not the best preparation but I will give it my best shot.”

Ennis-Hill made her long-awaited first appearance of the season at a low-key meeting in Loughborough. She competes in the 100 metres hurdles and long jump this weekend, which would mark her first time competing in a track event since winning gold at London 2012.

She threw a personal best in the javelin on Tuesday and also did the long jump.

Being fit enough to compete for the second time in five days is a major boost for the 27-year-old, and the Great Britain team, with little more than two weeks to go before the world championships get under way in Moscow. The heptathlon in the Russian capital takes place on 12 and 13 August.

She had previously been forced to delay her comeback five times because of the injury, which is to her left ankle.

The news is a boost for the anniversary games, which get under way tonight, with Usain Bolt the headline act.

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene have already withdrawn through injury.

Mo Farah will compete over 3,000m, though, meaning two of three athletes who won gold on “Super Saturday” at London 2012 will be in action.

 

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