Sheffield’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of Thursday’s Diamond League meet in Oslo as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.
The 27-year-old missed Saturday’s Women’s Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh on the advice of the UKA medical team but she had been scheduled to compete in the Norwegian capital.
Her manager said Ennis-Hill’s foot has been responding well to treatment but she has been advised to rest it further rather than risk aggravating it with only two months to go until the World Championships in Moscow.
A disappointed Ennis-Hill said: “I am so frustrated as I want to get out there and start my season, but am being advised to look longer term and focus on a plan that enables me to be in the best shape for the World Championships.
“My next planned event is the Combined Events Challenge in Estonia at the end of the month, but I know that my coach, Toni Minichiello, will be looking at the calendar and making a few new plans.”