Jessica Ennis-Hill is the golden girl once again

15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 - Day Two

Jessica Ennis-Hill will be over the moon to take take gold at the world championships after coming back from giving birth to her son just a year ago. It is a huge achievement for the London Olympics golden girl, who only decided last month to compete in Beijing.

Leading the field coming into the second day of competition, she slowly built a points lead after six events that would have taken something extraordinary for her to lose.

The inevitably was confirmed when she eased home to win her 800 meters heat and take the gold, 115 points ahead of Latvia's Laura Ikauniece in silver, with Canadian pre-tournament favourite Brianne Theisen-Eaton 38 points further back in bronze.   


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Unfortunately fellow Brit, Katarina Johnson-Thomson, who was Ennis-Hill's closest challenger coming into day two failed to register in the long-jump to see her hopes of a medal ended.

The young hopeful saw out the last two events bravely and will now look forward to the Olympics in Rio next year, where she will feel she has a real chance of a medal.

The 29-year-old, Ennis-hill, started day two with a season best 6.43metres in the long jump and then threw 42.51metres in the javelin to carry a 86 point lead over her nearest challenger heading into the final event, which meant she had almost a six second buffer.  


However you look at it this has to be right up there as Ennis-Hill's greatest win, regarding the circumstances. The dominance she showed from the very start was clear and she never seemed to be in any danger of losing her lead.

15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 - Day Three

Her concentration, competitive edge and consistency seems to be head and shoulders above the rest of the field. Maybe the other competitors were put off by the return of the former world champion from 2009 as they just couldn't challenge the Briton throughout.

After this display she will go into Rio 2016 with towering confidence and has to be the overwhelming favourite.

The future is bright for British heptathlon hopes heading into next year. Even though Johnson-Thomson finished poorly, she showed potential to challenge Ennis-Hill until her disastrous performance in the long jump, supplying the possibility of a British Olympic one-two. 

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