Ennis-Hill returns to action with javelin personal best

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Jess Ennis-Hill returned to action with bang this evening as she threw a personal best in the javelin on her long-awaited return from injury at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit.

The 27-year-old Heptathlete hadn't competed since she claimed gold in the Olympics in London last summer because of an Achilles problem.

She was forced to pull out of a series of events which put her participation in the World Championships in Moscow next month in doubt, but returned this evening with a fine throw of 48.33m to showcase her ability.

Despite her successful return however, Ennis-Hill admitted her injury was still causing her discomfort.

"It's pain. It's one little bit that's really painful," said the Sheffield native, who also recorded a winning 6.26m leap in the long jump.

"When I compress it and when I'm pushing off it it hurts.

"If I had one event to prepare for, then maybe it would have been a bit easier. But having to train for seven events and get all the work done that I needed to get done, it just hasn't happened, unfortunately."

Ennis-Hill admitted she was 'frustrated and disappointed' to have already missed so much of the 2013 season through injury, and says she will only confirm her participation in the World Championships if and when she feels 100%.

"I want to be competitive, I don't want to go to just enjoy it," she said. "I want to contend for the gold medal."

She continued: "It's been really frustrating. I didn't think I'd be opening up my season in July, and practically the end of July.

"It's just been really frustrating and disappointing."

Her next scheduled appearance is at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford on Saturday.

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