Ennis-Hill back to fitness

2013-07-25 20:43
Jessica Ennis-Hill (AFP)

London - Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill confirmed on Thursday that she will take part in this weekend's Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Ennis-Hill only made her comeback from a troublesome Achilles tendon injury this week, but has had no adverse reaction to her return to competition.

She wrote on her official Twitter account: "My Achilles has responded well these past couple of days. So Olympic Stadium here I come.

"Not the best preparation but I will give it my best shot."

The 27-year-old took part in a low-level meeting in Loughborough, central England, on Tuesday and appeared to come through unscathed in front of a small crowd where she set a new personal best in the javelin.

She then won the long jump with a leap of 6.26m but afterwards said her left Achilles tendon injury was still causing problems.

Ennis-Hill is now ready to compete in the Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, which serves as a one-year anniversary celebration of the London Games.

She is due to line up in the 100m hurdles and the long jump ahead of next month's World Championships in Moscow.

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