Jessica Ennis-Hill gets emotional following silver medal at Rio Olympics

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It was an emotional night for Team GB's Jessica Ennis-Hill last night as she completed the heptathlon and obtained a silver medal, following on from her gold medal from London 2012's event.

Ennis-Hill was tipped to win a medal before the Olympics got underway and she did not disappoint, earning herself 6,775 points throughout.

Back in London 2012, the Great Britain athlete won gold the heptathlon with a points tally of 6,955, but she just couldn't do enough this time around to retain her title.


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Ennis-Hill didn't have the best of days yesterday, finishing seventh in the long jump, 17th in the javelin, and third in the 800m.

However, she did a lot of her good work on the Friday, winning the 100m hurdles, and finishing in second and third respectively in the 200m and high jump.

Sadly her shot put let her down, as well as her javelin, as she finished in 12th place.

Overall, however, it was an Olympics to remember for Jessica Ennis-Hill as she takes home a silver medal, and after competing she gave an emotional interview to the BBC, admitting that she is unsure what the future holds.

Ennis-Hill tried to keep it together as best as she could as she didn't want to cry on camera, but it was clear that she was getting emotional just talking and thinking about her future plans.

When asked about the next chapter, the 30-year-old admitted she has to go away and think about it all, before hinting that Rio would be her last Olympic Games as she wants to spend more time with her family.

Ennis-Hill will be 34 by the time Tokyo 2020 comes around, so this may have been the last time we see her represent Team GB at an Olympic Games.

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