Jessica Ennis-Hill has insisted Katarina Johnson-Thompson is capable of getting a gold medal at this year's Commonwealth Games, stating that her fellow heptathlete is in incredible form.

The 21-year-old British athlete recently won a silver medal in the World Indoor Championships in the long jump and Ennis-Hill has tipped Johnson-Thompson to achieve great things.

The Olympic gold medallist has said that if Johnson-Thompson takes her current form into the Championships she could bring back the gold for her country.

“I think it is going to be a fantastic championships for her," Ennis-Hill told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I think that showing what she’s showed already so early on in the season, she’s in absolutely incredible form and she’s only going to take that into the summer.

"So I think the Commonwealth Games this year is a great championships for her to show what she’s got and I think she is really capable of taking the gold medal here.”

Jessica Ennis Hill won't take part in the competition as she is expecting a baby, and although she would have loved to have competed she also said she is 'very excited' at the prospect of becoming a mum.

Even as an expecting mother Ennis Hill said she still wants to remain fit, and has been advised on exercise she can still do whilst pregnant.

“I’ve got my coach and my team around me and they are advising me on what’s sensible to do and what I can and can’t do so I am keeping some level of fitness and doing a bit of light running and on the bike and doing what I can to tick over and keep some level of fitness and as healthy as I can.”

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson
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