Jessica Ennis-Hill’s rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson welcomes the Olympian back

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson competes in the high jump during day three of the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow
Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson competes in the high jump during day three of the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow
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Jessica Ennis-Hill’s return to action is being welcomed by her big domestic rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

The Sheffielder is tipped to be return to the heptathlon in the Hypo Meeting in Götzis, Austria in May. Johnson-Thompson represented GB in the 2012 Olympic Games, finishing in 15th as Ennis-Hill landed gold. But she won gold at Götzis 2014.

Of her rival’s return, the 22-year-old said: “It’s definitely good news. Every heptathlete knows it’s the biggest event to do outside the Olympics and World Championships. It was obvious this was always going to be the return heptathlon for Jess so it’s good all the big names are being announced.”

The Liverpool Harrier says she is not consumed by worries about how her rivals are preparing. “My mind doesn’t work like that.

“It used to work like that when I was younger with different competitors. But especially in heptathlon, it’s an individual event with all the different stages so you’ve just got to look after yourself.”