OLYMPICS: Too soon to talk Rio for Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis

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JESSICA Ennis will take stock on her career when she returns to Sheffield but hasn’t ruled out defending her Olympic title in Rio in 2016.

The 26-year-old emphatically won the heptathlon gold medal in London last Saturday and hasn’t had chance to assess her options yet.

However, she told The Star that she’s not ruling anything in, or out. She said: “I’ll have a sit down with Chell (coach Toni Minichiello) and see what we’re both thinking. I think we’ll definitely stay with the heptathlon a bit longer and do the hurdles more as well.

“We’ve not even thought about it (Rio). That’s something I’ll think about in the next few weeks. I want to enjoy this moment now. Four years is a long way away and lots can happen. I’ll just take each year as it comes”

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