Athletics: Ennis-Hill will not compete at the World Championships

Jessica Ennis-Hill competed at the Anniversary Games last weekend. Pic: John Walton/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis-Hill competed at the Anniversary Games last weekend. Pic: John Walton/PA Wire
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Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will not compete at next month’s World Championships in Moscow.

The 27-year-old has been battling against an Achilles injury in recent months but took part in last weekend’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium where she finished fourth in the 100m hurdles and eighth in the long jump.

Clearly short of sharpness Sheffield’s Ennis-Hill was unsure of whether she’d be able to line up in the British team to try and win the world title for a second time.

However, after consulting with physio Alison Rose and coach Toni Minichiello she has decided her injury hasn’t responded well enough for her to compete.

Yesterday reigning world champion Tatyana Chernova pulled out of the event with a knee injury which left Ennis-Hill, despite not having competed in an heptathlon since London last summer, as one of the favourites if she had been anywhere close to full fitness.

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