Jessica Ennis-Hill returns to action with new javelin personal best

Jessica Ennis-Hill makes successful return to action - but admits she is still an injury doubt for World Championships

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

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill made a successful return to action in Loughborough – but admitted she was still a major injury doubt for next month’s World Championships.

Ennis-Hill has only competed once since London 2012, back in April, but apart from heavy strapping showed no other signs of her troubling Achilles injury.

She threw a personal best of 48.33 metres to finish fourth in the javelin and won the long jump a 6.26m last round effort.

However, she still remains a doubt for this weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium – where she is entered in the 100m hurdles and long jump – and next month’s worlds showpiece in Moscow.

“I don’t want to go to just enjoy it, I want to be competitive,” she said.

“I want to contend for the gold medal. I want to be ready and it’s been really frustrating and disappointing.

“I didn’t think I’d be opening up my season at practically the end of July.”

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