Jessica Ennis-Hill forced to further delay World preparations

Jessica Ennis-Hill forced to further delay her World Championships preparations after withdrawing from Diamond League meeting

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Jessica Ennis-Hill won heptathlon gold at London 2012 Photo: UK Athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill has been forced to further delay her World Championships preparations after withdrawing from Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Oslo.

The 27-year-old had already pulled out of Saturday’s Women’s Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh with an Achilles injury but remained hopeful of recovering in time for the trip to Norway.

However, the 27-year-old has failed in her bid to be ready meaning she will sit out the Diamond League event in which she was set to compete in the 100m hurdles, shot put and long jump.

And with the World Championships in Moscow fast approaching the Olympic heptathlon champion admits she is chomping at the bit to get back to competing.

“I am so frustrated as I want to get out there and start my season, but am being advised to look longer term and focus on a plan that enables me to be in the best shape for the World Championships in Moscow in August,” said Ennis-Hill.

“Things are getting better and the stiffness is improving – but not quite as quickly as I would have liked.

“My next planned event is the Combined Events Challenge in Estonia at the end of the month, but I know that my coach, Toni Minichiello, will be looking at the race calendar for the next few months and making a few new plans.”

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