Ennis-Hill confirms she will compete at the IAAF World Championships next month

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Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed she will be competing in the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month.  

The World and Olympic champion took to Instagram to let the world know she would be in Beijing to defend her title:

“My coach and I have made the decision that I’m going to make myself available for selection for the World Champs.”

After returning to competition on May, 10 months after the birth of her son Reggie, Ennis-Hill scored a total of 6520 points in the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria.

Talking to Vinco at the London Anniversary Games, Ennis-Hill admitted: “I’m absolutely made up to have run that time. It’s given me a lot of confidence knowing that my hurdles is getting back to where it needs to be.”

On competing back at the Olympic stadium, the City of Sheffield athlete said: “It was incredible. The crowd is brilliant, the stadium is fantastic and the track is incredibly fast.”

At the Anniversary Games, the reigning Olympic champion recorded a total of three season’s bests, in the 100m hurdles (12.79 seconds), long-jump (6.37m) and 200m (23.49 seconds) respectively.

Team mate and fellow heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be competing in the heptathlon alongside Jess, as well as the long jump. The full Great Britian squad for the IAAF World Championships was announced earlier today.

The championships will be live on BBC from 22-30th August.

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First published on: 28 July, 2015 12:00 am

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