LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for next IAAF World Athletics Championships because of an injury.
Ennis-Hill, who only recently recovered from Achilles injury which affected her preparation for the championships, competed in the 100m hurdles and long jump at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games last weekend and she was not happy with her performances.
“It’s frustrating, because I always want to be at my best and I’m obviously not at my best at the moment,” she said after her performances at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
“I’m so glad I competed and got to experience this crowd again, but I’m definitely not where I’d like to be.”
Ennis-Hill and her coach Toni Minichiello said they would both take the time to think about a decision over the weekend and she, along with her and medical has decided to pull out.
A very disappointed Ennis-Hill revealed that she did not want to travel to Moscow lacking in confidence, neither did she want to go with the team just to be another body in the women’s heptathlon.