Jess plays down javelin concerns

Athletics: Results and reports.
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JESSICA Ennis is making a point of not worrying about the javelin despite it being one of the heptathlon disciplines that cost the Sheffield star her world title.

The 25-year-old is usually a consistent performer in the javelin with a personal best of 46.71 metres, but threw only 39.95 at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

However, she says that disappointing effort was a one- off and the work she’s doing this winter with javelin coach Mick Hill will ensure there is no repeat at the London Olympic Games next summer.

“I don’t want to make it into a massive thing because I don’t think it is a huge thing. I threw 45 metres in my warm up and then it just fell apart.

“I’ve had some really good sessions. There’s things we obviously need to work on so it doesn’t happen again.

“We’ve been working on a good run up from the beginning of the winter season, which we didn’t do until later last year.

“We’re doing that straight away so I can get really comfortable with a good solid run up.

“I don’t see it as a massive, massive issue. I’m not going to create it into that I really need to worry, it just needs a bit of tinkering.

“You get to a level where you only make small improvements. I’m more than happy with that, but I still want to make improvements.

“I’m doing the same two sessions a week as I’ve done before. I’ve had some really good sessions already, ”