Jess needs PB for London gold

Athletics: Results and reports.
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JESSICA Ennis will have to achieve more than she has ever done before to win gold in London’s Olympics.

The Sheffielder believes she will have to smash her personal best and re-write the history books if she is to be successful.

“I’ll have to break the British record, definitely,” Ennis said. “I think it could take 6,900 points to win and that’s going to be tough.”

Ennis has a personal best of 6,823 points, which she set in winning the European Championships last year.

That’s just eight points down on the British record of former Olympic champion Denise Lewis, but Russia’s Tatyana Chernova scored 6,880 points in taking Ennis’ world title in Daegu, Korea, this year.

Meanwhile, Ennis will limit her media work in 2012, adding: “When I start competing I will just say ‘no’ to all the media and other stuff.

“The main thing now is staying injury-free and being in a position to give yourself the chance on the day.”