Athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete at London Anniversary Games

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Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed she will compete in the London Anniversary Games this weekend, after successfully shrugging off a long-standing ankle injury.

The Olympic heptathlon champion made her long-awaited comeback at a low-key athletics meeting in Loughborough earlier this week, and will follow up that appearance by competing in her second competition in the space of five days at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Ennis-Hill threw a personal best in the javelin on Tuesday, and also competed in the long jump. In London, she's set to take part in the long jump again, as well as the 100m hurdles - which will be the 27-year-old's first track event since winning gold at London 2012.

Confirming her inclusion at the Anniversary Games, the Sheffield-born athlete tweeted: "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 #AnniversaryGames."

The news will come as a major boost to the Great Britain team, with little more than two weeks to go before the World Championships get under way in Moscow, Russia.

Organisers of the Anniversary Games will also be pleased with the inclusion of Ennis-Hill, following the withdrawal of Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene.

 

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