JESSICA Ennis said it was the worst feeling in the world to have victory at the World Indoor Championships snatched away from her.
The 26-year-old Millhouses-based athlete had thought she’d retained the pentathlon title after a superb 800 metres final event, but an error on the arena scoreboard in Istanbul was soon changed to show that Ukrainian Nataliya Dobrynska had added the title to her Olympic crown.
Ennis, who broke the British pentathlon record in picking up the silver medal, said: “It’s the worst feeling in the world. I looked at the scoreboard and it said I was No 1 and then they changed it. You don’t know how far in front you are, so you lose track. I’m happy with the record but I came here to win gold.”
Dobrynska set a new indoor world record of 5,013 points, with Ennis recording a new personal best just 48 points behind. Lithuania’s Austra Skujyte was third.
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